PetrOS to Add BeOS Compatibility Layer

Peter Tattam from Trumpet Software and also the creator of PetrOS wrote in to tell us that “[…] we are exploring the possibility of providing a BeOS layer to PetrOS. This is consistent with our philosophy of providing multiple API support in the OS. I am in discussions with the OpenBeOS group to determine the feasibility of getting OpenBeOS to run in PetrOS. This would involve us writing a BeOS compatible kernel driver, and supporting ELF format executables in addition to the current PE format executables.We will continue our development on the Win32 layer at the same time with a goal of being able to seamlessly run BeOS and Win32 applications on the same desktop.” OSNews recently hosted an interview with Peter regarding PetrOS.


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