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BeOSUpdate being Updated

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Posted by:Deej on Wednesday, 22 Jan, 2003 @ 11:53 PM
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Daniel André sent in word that the beosupdate team is at it again coding away on beosupdate v2, which you can read a bit more about at the site - beosupdate.beunited.org.

He also noted that the url might change in the future, as beunited plans to move all non-beunited related subpages to the neo-programmers.com domain.

BeForever Forever

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 13 Jan, 2003 @ 4:44 PM
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Well, in the first post in almost three months, BeForever is proving just that, and refusing to go down in flames! :D I’m not sure who is in charge over there anymore, or who it was that posted the news bit up there, but I sure hope it’s Ted! ;) Welcome back guys!

BePascal moves forward

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 13 Jan, 2003 @ 4:26 PM
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The BeOS Journal has the word on BePascal, a Free Pascal Compiler (FPC) port to BeOS. Seems this port continues to move along well. Hit the BeOS Journal to read all about it!

Walter unleashed!

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 05 Nov, 2002 @ 4:41 PM
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In what /has/ to be a joke, this link has appeared on openbeos.org. If that is their actual name, they RULE. The world is amazing. If not, it sure is a good joke. :)

OpenBeOS Name Voting Begins

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Posted by:Ryan on Friday, 25 Oct, 2002 @ 11:42 AM
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Ok. So OpenBeOS has been promising a vote on a new name for a long long time. Thousands of names were submitted, and they narrowed them down to fifteen candidates. They are:

Auros, Begin, Dysis, Firebox, Firefly, Forge, Haiku, Indigo, Infinity, Jaffa, Mantis, Menlo, Nemo, Nova, Terra

Interesting. In a move that caused people to call us biased, we recommend Haiku or Firefly as the only names that don’t completely suck, with Menlo almost eeking out of suckage. The rest must die, for many reasons.. Such as:

Anyway, most of this is meant in good fun, and to urge people to vote for Firefly or Haiku (neither of which I suggested initially.. i just like them best of the choices). That said, you can pick 5, and it IS your vote. So vote for your prefs, and I am sure things will turn out great. :)

OpenBeOS replies to David Reid

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Posted by:Ryan on Saturday, 21 Sep, 2002 @ 2:26 PM
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Michael Phipps, OpenBeOS project lead, has sent us a reply to David Reid’s public statement regarding why he left the OpenBeOS project. This reply also addresses the statements made by Frans van Nispen in the comments of our previous story. Read on for the OBOS take.

David Reid Speaks Out.

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Posted by:Ryan on Thursday, 19 Sep, 2002 @ 8:45 PM
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David Reid, BeOS coder extraordinnare, and former OpenBeOS contributor, has posted a public statement about why he left OpenBeOS after several questions from people. He sites serious leadership issues, and problems with the management of the codebase. Either this is a (very calmly stated) rant from someone who left under bad circumstances, or else it is a pretty damning statement. If it’s the later, I would hope the OpenBeOS team would seriously evaluate this, and use it as a wake up call. There are a lot of people’s hopes riding on you guys. Don’t screw it up.

David Reid leaves the OBOS project

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Posted by:Ryan on Sunday, 04 Aug, 2002 @ 9:06 PM
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David Reid has left the OpenBeOS project. David guided the net team through all their achievements, and really helped the effort. Thanks David!

Looks like they already have a replacement leader in mind, so this shouldnt slow them down much.. but it would be a good time to volunteer (just as it always is)

Public poll about best dead os

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2002 @ 10:42 PM
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There is currently a poll at a site I shall not name. We cant post where. Careful observers may get the hint though.

In any case, it asks about “The OS That Never Was” - so if you think a certain OS was the most advanced in it’s day, and died unfairly… well, dont go find the poll and vote because that would skew the results. Instead, rest assured that your favorite os is already winning. Assuming your favorite os is BeOS. ;)

Anyway, apologies if anyone figured it out. I was a secretive as I can be, but i have gotten a bit mischevious in my old age. ;)

le Buzz is BACK!

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Posted by:Ryan on Thursday, 04 Jul, 2002 @ 2:22 AM
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le Buzz, the long running BeOS Audio site (and my first introduction to the BeOS community) is back with a new look and new features, after an extended downtime due to server issues. I just want to welcome them back, and look forward to seeing their groovy new system fill up with lots of news related to audio under the BeOS system.. be that BeOS itself, OpenBeOS, BlueEyedOS, Cosmoe, Leonardo, YellowTab, or any of the other 101 projects working to save the best thing since the smashing pumkins world shaking 1995 release. Or sliced bread. Or whatever.

Guess it’s time to get us a le buzz category. ;)

Be completes takeover of Palm, Inc.

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 25 Jun, 2002 @ 5:33 PM
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There is an interesting article over at the register about Be. Basically, it’s making the argument that Be officers now hold all the positions of influence at Palm. It implies that instead of simply launching an IA market from the desktop end, they are now going at it from the handheld end, as they evolve into IA’s. It is worth a look.

New BeShare server online

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 19 Jun, 2002 @ 6:46 PM
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Beryllium (a guy who spoiled the surprise of the new look of begroovy 2.0 iirc ;P) wrote in with some fun news for BeShare users:

Beryllium.ca is the new home of the Beryllium BeShare server. The domain just went live today, and with luck it will bring many new users to this BeShare server.
Windows and Linux users can share and download files on the server using Ozone ( http://www.ozone-o3.net/ ), while BeOS users can bask in the warm glow of the BeShare client.

Rock on. :)

BeGeistert on Tour

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 19 Jun, 2002 @ 6:44 PM
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Bernd Korz wrote in to ask us to write about the roaming BeGeistert coming up. But i can’t do any better than he did:

Hi !

We make a BeGeistert on Tour between Hamburg and Bremen. All you need to
know for now (who sounds very crime *lol) you can find here in english and

this is the link

Would be great if you would write someting about it.

Best regards and thx for your support,
Bernd Korz

Anyway, sounds like fun. too bad they arent roaming through my neck of the planet. :)

Mame 0.60 Released

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 09 May, 2002 @ 3:59 AM
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For all you gamers out there, old school gamers that is, BeEmulated is reporting that Yoshi has released the latest version of MAME for BeOS, 0.60. It includes many enhancements and bug fixes. (This news item blatantly ripped from beos.loved.com)

OpenBeOS progress

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 29 Apr, 2002 @ 6:08 AM
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OpenBeOS has been making progress in leaps and bounds. Last week, the NetServer ran and Net+ rendered a page using its net stack. This past week has seen two more major events:

1) OpenBFS is ready for testing! Be aware not to have critical data on the partition and you might end up in KDL (Kernel Debugging Land), but it is functional and the OpenBFS team needs bug reports. They still need to implement Live Queries and Journalling, but still, this is a major step forward.

2) Proto5 of the app_server has been released. Besides this screenshot, showing simple, dragable application windows being rendered, there are numerous improvements to Proto4. One very interesting thing to note is that YNOP, of Inferno fame has contributed code, including an interesting “dual monitor” feature, allowing you to run the test app server full screen in another monitor while able to debug in the original BeOS app_server. DarkWyrm has also made binaries available for those that want to check it out but are CVS/compiler impaired. :)

Nothing short of a round of drinks and a pizza to these 3 teams! EXCELLENT WORK!

Team BeOS on the move

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 25 Apr, 2002 @ 12:00 AM
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Submitted by Scottmc

That blur being seen on the ECCp109 project is Team BeOS climbing up the rankings. Lutonhatter ported the client over to BeOS a couple of weeks ago (see the Begroovy forums for details) and recently released a BeOS port of the more optimized version on BeBits. Team BeOS now has 20 members on project and should be able to move into the top 20 on this project with little trouble.

Another Distributed Computing project called Distributed Folding may also get a BeOS port. The guys at Distributed Folding attempted a port over to BeOS a couple of weeks ago, but ran into a few snags, mostly due to not being able to find BeOS equilents of a few command lines programs. The Genome@Home project may some day get a BeOS port. They are working on the code for a possible release soon from that I’ve been told. Folding@Home says they are going to focus on Solaris and a couple others before looking at BeOS.

So for now we just have Seti, RC5, and the new ECCp109 that can all run in BeOS.

BEOS site update and new URL

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 11 Apr, 2002 @ 6:42 AM
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BEOS - no, not BeOS, BEOS - BlueEyedOS ;) - knew I’d get you with that headline. :P BlueEyedOS, formerly BlueOS, now has their own domain name and an updated website design - www.BlueEyedOS.com.

It’s great to see some signs of life over there, as many had nearly written them off. Hopefully we’ll see a more active site (and development) in the future!

Be-related sites need a little boost

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 28 Mar, 2002 @ 7:51 AM
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These are tough times, that’s for sure. I’ve been working to cut costs on the websites I run, and now BeBits and BeFAQs/BeShare (server) need your help to stay alive. The links just given will take you to the stories about this. Show ‘em some support - it would be a tragedy to the community if we were to lose these sites.

Be Shirts, other stuff, on eBay

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Posted by:Deej on Saturday, 23 Mar, 2002 @ 3:18 AM
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Scottmc noted in our forums that someone who attended the Be auction has some of those goods up for sale on eBay. So, if you missed out on getting a shirt before, you might catch one now. I didn’t want to post this as news, as I want a black T, and posting this will likely contribute to driving the price up… but I didn’t want to hog the info either. :P

BeGeistert, the Road Ahead

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Posted by:Deej on Friday, 22 Mar, 2002 @ 4:04 AM
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BeGeistert is once again meeting, and will be doing their semi-annual event again, for the 8th time since 1998. The “topic” for this event is “The Road Ahead” and sounds like there will be some good stuff happening yet again. If you can, be there. I only wish I could afford the ticket, I’d love to attend one of these. :)

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