TechIMO has published the first preview of the next-generation SkyOS platform. With the new beta program gearing up, this article may provide some insight into what features one can expect when testing SkyOS 5. Many screenshots included. Ever busy with improvements, Robert and the SkyOS team have added the following to SkyOS 5:
– Bochs 2.1 is now working and will be available in 5.0
– SDL 2.1 was ported, and will also be available for 5.0
– SkyOS and all libraries were updated to fully support unicode/UTF8 handling
– new window style for inactive windows (screenshot here)
Finally, the first round of beta testers are starting to receive their SkyOS 5.0b CDs. Work with the beta testers should begin shortly.