Apparently, your PS3 can run the Folding@Home client well. So, if you sign up with TeamHaiku and head over to their site for links to running the Folding@Home client on your PS3, you can help out the Haiku community! More power to Haiku via your PS3!!!
Michael Lotz has made great progress on the Haiku USB stack over the last 12 months and describes how you can benefit from the fruits of his labors on several flavors of our beloved OS. Most of the information get pretty technical but shouldn’t be too advanced for many of the current users in the community.
BeGroovy is preparing for a website redesign, among other efforts, and we have an urgent need for someone that does graphics arts better than Yez or I can (which isn’t asking for much), since Cougar is a bit too occupied recently to do anything for us. The work will be mainly logos, the category icons and the like at a minimum, and helping out with the entire look of the website for the initiated (and for the extremely initiated, some work beyond that as well). Unpaid, unfortunately.
If you are interested in helping out, email me - dj at thisdomain.
The Haiku Documentation Team is ramping up their efforts to put together the pages of information that would-be Haiku devs will use to learn about the Haiku API and would like some help. So, if you are so inclined to help out Haiku Inc but are only good and writing, this may be the place for you to help out.
This is why I love this community so much! There is great creativity and we don’t try to block it or slow it down or stifle it. Check out his great new set of icons for Haiku over at ICO. All I can say is “Wow!” what a great job. Those are truly poetry in pictures (heh, cool little pictures on our desktops). Keep up the fantastic work Stippi.
DarkWyrm has taken the time to write down why he feels that a 3D accelerated Haiku Desktop would provide a better user experience for all users. A 3D accelerated desktop is not just for eye candy anymore. DarkWyrm explains how a 3D desktop could easily be used to provide a lot more function than form for users. Read up and let us know what you think about Haiku having a 3D accelerated desktop.
Biffuz reports on his website that he was able to get AtomoCAD running on Haiku. He mentions a couple of snags he ran into but I am sure he will let the Haiku developers know so they are not issues in the future. This is great to hear! The more apps, the better to increase the Haiku userbase once R1 rolls around.
Over at the Haiku-OS website you can find information about a new collaboration between JMicron and the Haiku development team. What does this mean for the Haiku community? It means that we will have good solid support of products from JMicron which includes SATA and PCI Express products. Let’s hope this is only the beginning of other companies willing to work with the developers of Haiku to support their products as well.
Over at the Haiku-OS.org website you will find that 8 students have been accepted to code for Haiku Inc during the Google Summer of Code 2007. With one of these fresh developers is already squashing bugs and helping the networking in Haiku, this looks to be a great opportunity for Haiku to move quickly towards that ever elusive R1. Good Luck to all of you and thank you very much for all of your hard work!
As posted on other sites, our ex-fearless leader has denounced yellowTab of ever holding any license for modification and distribution of Be Intellectual Property whilst JLG sat on the board of directors at PalmSource. Considering that, and the fact that JLG lead Be, Inc., I’d say that we have confirmation of the legality of Zeta throughout the entire chain of IP movement, from Be to PalmSource to Access.
UPDATE: It seems that this “post” is old - 2004 old. It was before the meeting between Palmsource and Bernd.
And in a similar announcement as Magnussoft from Purplus, I got this in my mail this morning:
Dear Zeta fans and Purplus Customers,
Based on your previous interest in Zeta and BeOS, you must now be aware of some of the recent issues now facing Zeta OS. Unfortunately since, Magnusoft has ceased distrubution of Zeta, consequently, Purplus, as the authorized U.S. Zeta reseller, has had to do the same. Meanwhile, a small remainder of Zeta titles currently in our inventory are being liquidated at or below cost.
Please visit our website if you’re interested in the last units available :
Thanks - Purplus Inc.
That should about close this chapter…
The Google Summer of Code 2007 hasn’t even started and Haiku already has new code coming in from an eager developer. So far seven developers have been selected to fill the spots that were given to Haiku from Google for the SoC 2007. Hopefully, this will be the push Haiku needs to get to that elusive R1!
So, if you haven’t spotted it on IsComputerOn or BeOS News, Bernd has officially closed of the Second era of BeOS commercialism (Be, Inc., and BeOS, being the obvious first) - Zeta is no more. Bernd’s post sounds like it was harder to write than my own closing at beunited, and I’m sad to see all his hard efforts seemingly all for not. Bernd is checking the legal ability to release some of the source code to the community, to help preserve the advances made there.
BeGroovy wishes Bernd, and all of the remaining developers of Zeta, best wishes and good luck on any future endeavours.
UPDATE: Well, as if to pop a couple of caps in the dying carcass… Access has publicly stated that they have no knowledge of any license by yellowTab to modify the source of BeOS or any for distribution of said OS, and that Bernd/yellowTab, despite cease and desist orders, has yet to provide proof of such license. Adding to the heat, Magnussoft has announced the cease of distribution of Zeta 1.21. Talk about the flame wars on OS News.
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