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  • Haiku OS Is Stepping Closer To Its Beta

    Phoronix: Haiku OS Is Stepping Closer To Its Beta

    The open-source Haiku operating system still maintaining compatibility with BeOS is nearing its first beta milestone...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...OS-Beta-Closer

  • #2
    at 2040:

    Haiku OS reached to 1.0 version.

    What is positive about Haiku OS?

    It is only a *hobby operating system* !

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    • #3
      Originally posted by fedora-user View Post
      at 2040:

      Haiku OS reached to 1.0 version.

      What is positive about Haiku OS?

      It is only a *hobby operating system* !
      "What's so special about GNU/Linux?

      It's only a hobby OS..."

      -- some suit a few years ago

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      • #4
        Congratumalations, Haiku, you're that much closer to emulating BeOS, from 1991!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AdamOne View Post
          Congratumalations, Haiku, you're that much closer to emulating BeOS, from 1991!
          Are they really still fully compatible? I believe I've read that ancient software doesn't work anymore since they had to upgrade the ancient gcc2 or something ...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kemosabe View Post

            Are they really still fully compatible? I believe I've read that ancient software doesn't work anymore since they had to upgrade the ancient gcc2 or something ...
            The current plans are to release two images.

            * x86 will be based on gcc2 to keep BeOS application compatibility. (old Mesa 7.x swrast)
            * x86_64 will be based on a modern (gcc 5.4 currently) and not be BeOS binary compatible. (latest Mesa 17.x llvmpipe + maybe HW rendering per this year's GSOC work)

            We finally found a way to keep everyone happy :-) 32-bit BeOS images, and 64-bit images represent the future.

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            • #7
              Why keep beos compatability? wouldnt it have been easier to purchase the original source code vs this huge undertaking.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kallisti5 View Post

                The current plans are to release two images.

                * x86 will be based on gcc2 to keep BeOS application compatibility. (old Mesa 7.x swrast)
                * x86_64 will be based on a modern (gcc 5.4 currently) and not be BeOS binary compatible. (latest Mesa 17.x llvmpipe + maybe HW rendering per this year's GSOC work)

                We finally found a way to keep everyone happy :-) 32-bit BeOS images, and 64-bit images represent the future.
                HW rendering is something crucial for haiku being taken seriously outside of the core fangroup. This should be a top priority (under the assumption it can run on reasonably modern hardware).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by unixfan2001 View Post

                  "What's so special about GNU/Linux?

                  It's only a hobby OS..."

                  -- some suit a few years ago
                  History isn't always repeating itself, windows of opportunity eventually close and never reopen again.

                  That niche has already been taken by Linux, unless Linux dies in a massive flaming and smoking trainwreck there is no more space for another "hobby OS" to become what is Linux now.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fedora-user View Post
                    at 2040:

                    Haiku OS reached to 1.0 version.

                    What is positive about Haiku OS?

                    It is only a *hobby operating system* !
                    Ah, shut up you hater. It's going faster than ReactOS at least.

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