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BeatWare Leaves Option for OBOS

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 04 Feb, 2002 @ 7:49 PM
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Jared wrote to BeatWare about their older BeOS applications and OpenBeOS, and got, well, the expected answer from the Vice President of Product Marketing:

If the OpenBeOS can prove itself as a viable commercial platform, then I’m sure we will consider once again supporting it. I’ll be honest though, it will have to become much more popular than it ever was before with far more customers willing to pay for software.

Like I said, the expected answer, but at least they didn’t say “No” straight out - now they know about OBOS and can watch it develop. But, hmmmm, paying customers? Isn’t OpenBeOS an “OSS” thing where nobody expects to actually _pay_ for anything. Let’s hope not.

Inferno A Go

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 04 Feb, 2002 @ 6:43 PM
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While we were down, Frans van Nispen, one of the developers of Inferno (website address to change to this new address), posted news on the Inferno site that states that development of Inferno on the BeOS platform will continue.

In the release, Frans states:

We have decided not only to finish this version, but keep supporting the mass of BeOS users that still are all around the world. Also the current state and progress on the Open BeOS project are so promising, that we decided to be there when the first release is brought out.

The team is also looking for feedback on Inferno - Go HERE to read this release, among others, and find out how you can submit feedback.

DirectX8 for BeOS now Open Source

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 04 Feb, 2002 @ 6:14 PM

KAMiKAZOW noted in our News discussion forums that the company that was working on the DirectX 8 wrappers for BeOS, Realtech-VR, has open sourced the project.

Not sure what to make of this - whether they are looking for help to finish, or giving up and being nice by letting their accomplished work go - either way, it _could_ mean good things for OBOS and BlueOS. :)

Sorry about the downtime

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 04 Feb, 2002 @ 6:14 PM
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Sorry about the downtime all. Both Nutcase and myself are internet-less poor b***ards over the weekends, and thus, we had no idea it was down until late sunday, at which point I put in the ticket. Hopefully we don’t see this happen too often [again]. :P

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