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A Tidal Wave is Coming to BeOS

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 06 Sep, 2004 @ 3:30 AM
 
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Was following a link from HaikuNews to Bryan Varner’s The Looney Bin about statements about Java on BeOS, and saw his newest post about a possible client to the popular BitTorrent system. Way cool. :) Thanks for your endless hard work Bryan!



Java running on BeOS (also Haiku soon)

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Posted by:Yez on Saturday, 19 Jun, 2004 @ 9:35 AM
 
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Bryan Varner and Andrew Bachmann demonstated Java running on BeOS! After lots of hard work, the beunited based development team has a working version of Java that runs on BeOS. The foundation is all in place and only the top, presentation layer of the implementation needs to be finished up before it is released to the community.



USB Mass Storage for BeOS

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Posted by:Yez on Monday, 07 Jun, 2004 @ 8:30 AM
 
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So, you want to use that USB cool pendrive you got for your birthday with BeOS. In the past you could not but that has changed. Syarzhuk Zharski has been working hard to bring USB mass storage support to BeOS and now you can enjoy the fruits of his labors.Head on over to http://www.bebits.com/app/3889 and try the driver out. We have not had a chance to test the driver out for ourselves but will let you know our results in the comments once we do use it. Enjoy!



New BeOS Website

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Posted by:Yez on Friday, 21 May, 2004 @ 1:53 PM
 
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BeGroovy would like to wish Team Maui a heartfelt “Welcome!” Technically, the team members are not new to BeOS and Zeta but the team itself is. Here’s hoping they accomplish their mission “creating killer apps for BeOS + Zeta!” Here’s also hoping Team Maui comes up with an English version of their site as well, so us silly English speakin’ folks know what they are up to. ;-)



XBEOS BeOS LiveCD

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Posted by:Jon on Monday, 03 May, 2004 @ 7:47 AM
 
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Just released Version 2 beta 1 of BeOS LiveCD(XBEOX) contains the BeOS 5 Personal Edition with some extra drivers. It’s the first BeOS live CD since the 4.5 days in 1999. The LiveCD includes the “Installer” application so users can install the full BeOS PE on its own hard drive partition if needed. You can download the beta at Bebits.com.



Moderator Privileges Revoked

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Posted by:Jon on Wednesday, 14 Apr, 2004 @ 4:56 PM
 
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Earlier this week Zetajournal reported that Zeta only software and the YellowTab account had been removed from the BeBits software repository for unknown reasons. After further probing it became apparent that one or more of the newly appointed moderators were taking advantage of their position. As of now all moderator privileges have been revoked.
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BeAIM Active Again

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Posted by:Jon on Monday, 29 Mar, 2004 @ 10:23 PM
 
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Just posted over in the BeBits.com talk back, Kyle Donaldson is now actively developing BeAIM again. A new release is ready for download at his BeAIM site but not updated on BeBits as of yet. The source now compiles with no mods or hacks and the long awaited implementation of server stored buddy lists is here. Download the release here.



IMkit Alpha 9

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Posted by:Jon on Tuesday, 02 Mar, 2004 @ 6:39 AM
 
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A new version of the BeOS IMkit has recently been released over at BeClan. Along with some initial bug fixes the new version sports an updated deskbar replicant and now supports the AIM network protocol. Though I havenít yet grabbed the new download, I here the ICQ protocol wont work without BONE for the time being. If youíre looking for a quick download head over to the BeClan project page or look here for the all the builds from the first to Alpha 9.



3ivx update

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Posted by:Yez on Thursday, 18 Dec, 2003 @ 9:28 AM
 
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Obviously, someone over at 3ivx wholeheartly believes in BeOS. The latest version of their product can only be found on 3 platforms and BeOS is one of those 3 (MacOS and Windows are the others). If you are interested in testing it out, head over to this page to grab the BeOS version.



BeOS Max updates available

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Posted by:Yez on Wednesday, 05 Nov, 2003 @ 4:02 PM
 
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The fellas that brought you BeOS Max have just posted some updates to take you from Max V2.1 to 3.0 and MiniMax V2.1 to 3.0. You can get the links to the updates here. Vasper has done some great work on these to make BeOS PE new user friendly. Thanks for all the hard work!



Emulation Updates

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Posted by:Yez on Monday, 03 Nov, 2003 @ 9:48 AM
 
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Be Emulated has posted a couple of updates for XMAME, XMESS, and Hatari. Head on over to Be Emulated to find out more about these fantastic emulators.



New Linux Based OSBOS System

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 04 Aug, 2003 @ 5:21 PM
 
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Ok, so I noticed over on the BeFree site, there is a news item up about this post on the BeFree mailing list. The post is to announce that a new os called Rolling is under development. It is based on the linux system architecture, but will follow the BeUnited RFC’s, and will use BeFree as a gui. According to Simon Gauvin of BeUnitedin a followup list post, “this will generate a LOT of discussion among people” - But I haven’t seen any. So maybe it’s time for the discussion to kick in.

What are your thoughts on this new OSBOS?



New OpenBeOS Newsletter

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 30 Apr, 2003 @ 11:14 PM
 
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Short and sweet: OpenBeOS has launched the latest newsletter. It’s a 2/3 edition with two articles - the second half of the ongoing JAM tutorial, and another “killer app” editorial by Michael. Worth a read.



OpenBeOS Updates

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Posted by:Ryan on Sunday, 09 Mar, 2003 @ 12:34 PM
 
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Well, after a long absense of news, OpenBeOS has posted a few new updates. These include a new newsletter, a midikit milestone, and another appearance my Michael Phipps on internet radio, scheduled for right now. Read on for details..
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Steinberg opens source to VSTGUI 2.3 and Xentronix is there.

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Posted by:Todd on Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2003 @ 1:55 AM
 
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Blatantly stealing this story from The BeOS Journal, Steinberg has announced that they will be opening the source code to VSTGUI 2.3 and all later versions. VSTGUI is what allows various VST plug-ins to have a consistent interface across multiple platforms. Xentronix will be porting VSTGUI to BeOS/Zeta/OBOS/Etc. as part of their on going efforts to expand and update the available VST plug-ins available for BeOS. In related news, Xentronix has just released a new VSTi plug-in, the ZR3 Synth, which recreates some of the vintage sounds of electric drawbar organs. You can find more information on both over at Xentronix’s website.



Sample Studio open sourced

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 11 Feb, 2003 @ 1:42 PM
 
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In what ultimately amounts to a mixed fate, Sample Studio by Xentronix has been open sourced, after community members paid a $250 source release fee. This was done because Xentronix no longer has time to continue work on the product, and didn’t want it to just become abandonware.

So, the downside is that Sample Studio, a potentially great audio editing app for BeOS, has seen it’s core developers stop development. The upside is that it is now free software, so it has potential to grow quickly if new developers pick it up.



New OpenBeOS PCL5 Printer Driver

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2003 @ 9:05 AM
 
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Michael Pfeiffer, OpenBeOS Printing Kit lead, has released a PCL5 compatible printer driver based on Y.Takagi’s libprint, which is in the OBOS cvs servers. Apparently this made it easy to write raster print drivers, and to prove it Michael whipped this one up.

The PCL5 compatible driver powers many popular printers (such as HP Deskjets), and is available in an early form for download and testing here. If you are feeling fancy, you could follow these directions to build from source.



OpenBeOS app_server updates

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 28 Jan, 2003 @ 2:15 PM
 
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So DarkWyrm has been pretty busy lately with his work on the OpenBeOS app_server. For those of you who don’t know, the app_server is the part of beos that controls all the window rendering, the mouse cursors, and all the general things that let you view and interact with windows, buttons, etc.

Anyway, DarkWyrm maintains a site where he posts news on his progress. Recently he announced that his implementation has a new cursor manager (custom systemwide cursors anyone?), added patches from David Chester to enhance the FreeType 2 rendering, and he posted a mockup of the OBOS R1 app_server look.

DarkWyrm stays very busy with this, and everyone benefits from his hard work. Thanks!



New Zeta Screenshots

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 13 Jan, 2003 @ 4:16 PM
 
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OSNews has the scoop and some new screenshots concerning yellowTab’s Zeta. Some of the juicy bits are a shell script to enhance multiplatform BeOS development (R4, R5, Zeta, OpenBeOS, etc.) and a Personal Organizer type of application. The most interesting tidbit, IMHO, is the FaxIt Tracker add-on - something I remember people asking for back in ‘98! :D



OpenBeOS binary compatibility proved

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 13 Jan, 2003 @ 4:10 PM
 
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If you haven’t seen already, Axel posted to the OpenBeOS website that, for the first time, a BeOS compiled application has been run on OpenBeOS! Granted it was a simple app, but it proves that binary compatibility can be achieved. Now they can test compatibility by running actual apps! This is a HUGE step forward, and we look forward to much, much more - so long as we can keep Axel locked in that basement without police intervention. :)



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