[openbeos] Re: Leaving OpenBeOS : David

  • From: François Revol <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 12:22:04 +0200 (MEST)

En réponse à Jonas Sundstrom <kirilla@xxxxxxxxx>:

> "Chuck \"PUP\" Payne" <cepayne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > You know it not my place to speack since I an only an enduser but 
> > what's
> > going on? I felt that lately OpenBeOS is dying. There hasn't been
> any
> > release since 5.04 back in March of this year. I know you guys want 
> > to
> > re-create the horse but come on is there going to be any think that 
> > us the
> > joe public can play with?
> There's not yet a complete OS for you to download, 
> (like a bootable CD image) but there's plenty of stuff 
> to download if you know how to access the code 
> repository (CVS). It's all source-compatible with BeOS R5,
> so you can play with CLI and GUI apps, and try (with caution)
> the OBFS filesystem driver, etc.
> OBOS is a clone project (for now), so if you've 
> got BeOS R5 you -do- have OBOS. Sort of.
> If you want to help, and you've got little or no coding experience,
> *test* the apps (CLI and GUI ones) and send quality feedback 
> (what works/doesn't work, what's different in the OBOS 'listattr' 
> command from the one in BeOS R5, etc)
Sure, like checking if we didn't forget an option, or something
(actually I remember reading about 'sysinfo' with a -k option :) 

You can also pick one and code:
(and be sure to tell the pref team lead so we don't have duplicates :)
(not sure this is in the FAQ)

> From what I can tell, quality people are working on the core parts
> of OBOS, so don't worry.
That's also why you wo'nt see progress for now, since many of the parts 
worked out currently need to be changed more atomically than just a 
preferences app, so you'll have to wait a bit longer.


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