In this screenshot you can see an updated /lib folder serving BeOS. In the folder, every library present, with the exception of libbe, libroot (and libGL which it comes from the MESA project) are Haiku libs. Hopefully, soon Haiku will be able to replace and extend on the original BeOS. On related news, IsComputerOn is now the distributors of YellowTAB's Zeta in North America.
yellowTAB has announced that they are making Zeta's user license more family-friendly. Under the new license clause, members of a single family residing in the same household can use a single copy of Zeta on multiple computers for non-commercial purposes. Elsewhere, Adi Oanca of the Haiku OS project is participating on the App/Interface Kit development and HaikuNews interviewed him.
From humor site, Bedoper: "In light of recent legal challenges regarding 'Lindows', Double-Clicking and Source Code, yellowTab GMBH, Inc., Ltd. has elected to nip this business in the bud by renaming our forthcoming operating system 'Beta'."
Are you in for some coding this summer? yellowTAB has today started their first development contest. The price for the first one to develop a fully working ICH AC97 driver, is 300 euros and a free copy of Zeta from yellowTAB. yellowTAB is a small company with few resources, so this contest is a promising call out to the dev community.
YellowTAB's Zeta 1.0-RC3 is now available for purchase via the Mensys distributor.
ICO published a preview over the RC3 of Zeta 1.0, expected later this year. Among the clean ups, updated apps & drivers and bug fixes there is a new preference applet holder. YellowTAB re-created an embeddable preference framework, inspired by the one created in 2000 by Be (and more specifically by my husband, JBQ ;) and was destined to be part of the never-released next BeOS.
yellowTAB is currently revamping the media services in Zeta by adding new native CODECs to the Media Kit, and developing a brand new native media player application, code named Champion. This will add native support for common media formats that cannot be currently played in the BeOS platform, as well as high-performance video streaming capabilities to Zeta. Also, TuneTracker will include Zeta in its CD from now on. Elsewhere, a USB mass storage driver for BeOS 5 was released.
Replicants are classes unarchived from an add-on. They live in the address space of the application which is hosting the replicant, and would therefore only have the translation strings available to the host application by default. Read the article here. Update: OpenBeOS also published their newsletter with another article about replicants.
Alan Fisher has written a review for YellowTAB's Zeta Service Pack 3. Alan is laying out both the good and the bad points he experienced by using it.
YellowTAB has updated their screenshots with new shots from the upcoming Zeta 1.0, while IsComputerOn reports about the YTAB plans to attend the BeGeistert 12 gathering.
yellowTAB is pleased to inform its customers that ServicePack 3 for Zeta RC1 is now available for download for registered customers.
Following today's TV presentation, IsComputerOn published the video (99 MB) of yellowTab's CEO and CVO presenting Zeta (in German). The second video, which will focus on the recently announced ZintrO, will be posted later today. In the meantime, ZetaNews reports on the upcoming SP3 of Zeta 1.0.
Mario and Borg of Polish BeOS Users' Group wrote a review of Zeta DeluxeEdition 1.0 RC2. The quick and dirty english translation is available here.
yellowTAB announced that they will be attending the CeBIT in Hannover this year while they have scheduled another TV appearence. In the meantime, FreeNet.de reviews Zeta (in German).
"The other day something happened that left me a little speechless. A friend of mine brought over a copy of Yellowtab's Zeta OS RC1." Read the review at Beta10, but please note that they are reviewing an older version of Zeta, RC1, while RC2+more_patches are already available. Yesterday OSNews featured shots of ZintrO, YellowTAB's newest work, and ZetaNews has some info as well on this.
The popular German TV channel 3Sat put together a mini-presentation to the YellowTAB GmbH and their OS offering, Zeta. The program starts with a bit of history about Be/BeOS and moves to YellowTAB's offices and their newest product, ZintrO. Check in for exclusive shots & info on the ZintrO.
OperaJournal reviews the newly released Zeta RC2 Deluxe Edition. Screenshots included.
yellowTAB has announced that they are expanding internationally. They will be opening offices in Canada and Italy, in order to reach users and markets around the world. yellowTAB North America will be opening it's own store, Zelect.com. In other yellowTAB news, recently an educational edition of Zeta RC2 was released.
yellowTAB is pleased to announce that RC2 has arrived and is ready to ship. Please read here if you are interested in taking part in their trade-in offer (trade RC1 for RC2). Otherwise they will be releasing a free update to bring all RC1 installs up-to-date to the RC2 status.
ZetaJournal posted parts 1 and 2 of their YellowTAB Zeta 1.0-RC2 review. Part 3 of the review will be published freely later today (already available in their forum -- to view, requires free login).