[openbeos] Re: Hi from the PetrOS camp.

  • From: Mathew Hounsell <mat.geek@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 21:37:43 -0800 (PST)

A kernel is just another software module. It provides services and interacts
with the rest of the operating system through a defined set of interfaces.
As such, a kernel should be plug, reboot and play.

Having a PetrOS or BlueOS or BeOS kernel should not be a problem for a clean
operating system.

The advantages of a commercial OS kernel are 'appearances' to business and
an experienced kernel now. As well as all the driver support for that kernel
and OpenBeOS combined.

PetrOS also supports Win32 programs and with a Win32 App Server (USER.DLL
COMMCTRL.DLL etc) it would appeal to people who still use office.

An official Open Source OpenBeOS kernel, would still be developed.

The user could then choose there kernel, based on use, cost, support etc. We
will have to write a boot loader and it can choose the kernel as it loads.

No need to downplay the contributions of others, even if its off the map a

While I'm at it lets not forget BlueOS is also working to create a BeOS
derivative. There is a lot of code to share. ( A GPL server is not a
licensing issue. )

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