Re: OS Zoo
Heh - I believe that in any software project you probably can't reasonably plan
more than 2 weeks ahead.
The only three *big* things that I can think of that we need are networking,
USB and Media Encoding. There are lots of bug fixes and things that need more
work, but those are the three big things. I would like to think that a year is
a good estimate but I don't know any more than you do, to be honest. Axeld
could clone himself a hundred times. Or ... something bad could happen to a
bunch of people. With OSS, planning is tough, especially with a fairly small
group of devs. With Linux, for example, there are enough devs that
statistically if a couple more come aboard or disappear, it doesn't matter.
I know that I didn't answer your question, really. If you don't mind missing
that functionality, I think that Haiku is pretty usable today. Not perfect, but
certainly on par with any other OSS project at a < 1.0 level. Better than Linux
On 2006-01-30 at 21:18:00 [-0500], Nev wrote:
> As a keen follower of the development of Haiku when do you think a normal run
> of the mill end user like me might see
> something that we can work with.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Phipps" <mphipps1@...> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 10:14 AM
> Subject: [openbeos] Re: OS Zoo
> >I saw the posting on OSNews, too. And it sounds like a good idea. But, as
> > and Marcus said, not now.
> > To be honest, even the unofficial builds are a little scary. Because we
> > want to
> > be different. Like Be was different. Did you ever get a Be release that
> > showed
> > poor quality? Not that you weren't happy with the features or something, but
> > that crashed all the time? Or where you sort of shook your head and asked
> > yourself if anyone looked at it before it went out?
> > To be honest, we have all seen other OSs that were pretty sorry in their
> > shipped state. No one is really innocent. It is pretty easy to point
> > fingers,
> > for example, at Windows ME or Mac OS 6 multi-finder. Open source has not
> > much
> > better track record, to be honest. There have been lots of cases where OSS
> > stuff has stunk up the place. Haiku should be better than that. We should
> > release something that makes people say "WOW! Where did that come from?
> > Where
> > can we get more!?!?!?!?!" That is our vision. That's why we don't have a
> > "release candidate .0001alpha". We could. There are lots of OSS systems out
> > there that aren't as good as Haiku is today. But we want to do something
> > better. I know that it is hard to be patient. Probably no one is more
> > impatient than I. :-D But anticipation makes the wait worth while.
> > Michael
> > On 2006-01-29 at 21:30:51 [-0500], Mat Hounsell wrote:
> >> OS Zoo got a mention on OS News today.
> >> OS Zoo hosts qemu images of free operating systems, some still pre -release
> >> like Haiku.
> >> That's were I got a ReactOS image that reale piqued my interest.
> >> Since we have qemu images it might get us a lot more interest, especially
> >> from those who think it is still a pipe dream.
> >> http://free.oszoo.org/submit.html
> >> Submission Guidelines
> >> Every contribution is really much appreciated, but it would be better to
> >> follow some guidelines in order to provide a standard way to collect,
> >> distribute and use the images.
> >> Creation Rules
> >> * Create a large disk image. 10 GB should be enough. Even if large,
> >> the
> >> image file will occupy just the dimension of the data present in it (thanks
> >> to the qcow format), so after creation the image, even if large, will be
> >> just
> >> a few Kb
> >> * Use the qcow format for the images: qemu-img create -f qcow
> >> image.img
> >> 10G
> >> * After creating the image, create a compressed clone of the image:
> >> qemu-img convert -f qcow -c image.img -O qcow image_compressed.img
> >> * Rename the compressed image. Use something appropriate (for
> >> example,
> >> openbsd_3.8.img)
> >> * Put the image inside a directory having the same name of the image.
> >> Create a README file and fill it with your name, email, date, notes (don't
> >> forget to add root password and other information you think users should
> >> know)
> >> * Tar the directory but DO NOT COMPRESS it again. The tar file should
> >> be
> >> named as the directory (i.e.: openbsd_3.8.tar). If you want you can add a
> >> timestamp in the format yyyymmdd (i.e.:openbsd_3.8_20051001.tar)
> >> Submission Rules
> >> * Please, DO NOT SUBMIT OPERATING SYSTEMS that can't be
> >> redistributed!
> >> * Create a .torrent file for the file you've just created. Be suse to
> >> use
> >> http://www.oszoo.org:6969/announce as tracker.
> >> * Send the .torrent file as attachment to marinell@... .
> >> Please,
> >> DO
> >> NOT SEND IMAGES as attachment, even if small
> >> * Wait for the confirmation. The .torrent will be manually added to
> >> the
> >> tracker so it may take some time. Once done you'll be authorized, start
> >> sharing the file using the oszoo tracker. The seeder on the oszoo server
> >> will
> >> immediately start to download and reshare the file.
> >> * After being checked, the image will be published on the oszoo
> >> server and
> >> you'll be credited as creator and maintainer of that image
> >> http://haiku-os.org/
> >> http://matgeekau.blogspot.com/
> >> http://matgeekaupolitcial.blogspot.com/
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