> Ok. We're now being labelled as opportunistic I guess, although I was > predicting that would happen sooner or later. Sooner, apparently than later. > Frankly, we've got our hands full just doing our own GUI and the Win32 > implementation. I certainly believe its achievable and we have wide support > across the industry if we meet the target. Our goals are pretty clear, and our opposition isn't nearly as big as yours. (The entire desktop and embedded systems market). uCOS-ii, and a slew of other less-popular-but-useful embedded, non-embedded and realtime and non-realtime OSes are out there. It wouldn't surprise me if a majority of people on this list also have the book with source on "Developing Your Own 32-Bit OS". > I will go back to my original statement that our expression of support for the > BeOS community is that of offering a liferaft to them. "Oh dear, save us, for the love of God!!! Help!" ... But seriously folks, we Be people don't live in a vacuum. Especially us developers who are forced to compromise our ideals and use other operating systems and develop in them and for them on a regular basis. We know what odds are against us, and we're doing it anyway. > While that may be > interpreted as being opportunistic, I can assure you that it will probably > make > very little difference to our projected markets. Good luck to you and your projects. > I hope you are all aware that as long as the BeOS community languishes without > future support for the current implementation of BeOS, its user base will > slowly fade away. As this interest wanes, so will the pool of capable > developers who would be committed to giving BeOS a comeback. Nah, capable developers are out there. The goal is to have R5 compatibility. We've got a pretty big list of people committing to OBOS. IIRC the original Be team didn't have nearly as many people. > I am somewhat saddened that we have been bundled in with all the other bad > things that some companies have been renown for (lying, cheating, stealing > etc). You missed my point completely. > I could have said "good riddance" to BeOS, but instead I saw a community in > need, Last time I checked we weren't a charity to take pity on, we are a bunch of developers with a plan. > one that has wanted to take up the battle against the software giants > but wasn't able to, a battle that we ourselves share. > > Peter > > -- > Peter R. Tattam peter@xxxxxxxxxxx > Managing Director, Trumpet Software International Pty Ltd > Hobart, Australia, Ph. +61-3-6245-0220, Fax +61-3-62450210 . * * * . \|/ * * , . * ' * . . . * , * --*-- . ` * , . * , . David Sowsy . /|\ BeOS Rebel and Coder . * . http://dsowsy.nanorevolution.com . * . * . .