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Team BeOS on the move

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

BeUnited having DNS problems

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 22 Apr, 2002 @ 2:17 AM

Well, I transferred the DNS to the new server for BeUnited, and it didn’t go as planned, obviously. I have put in the DNS change back to the old server - until I try again. :) Do not worry, things will get sorted out and BeUnited will return online soon.

As my primary email address is on BeUnited, anyone that needs to get ahold of me can do it in the forums or at deej at beunited dot COM (not org).

Keep Alive

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 18 Apr, 2002 @ 7:26 AM
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In probably the biggest news of the past week, OpenBeOS’s Network Team announced that they have not only achieved TCP traffic, but that it is binary compatible with BeOS R5 applications - and have posted a screenshot of Netpositive using the new OBOS network stack. SuperKudos to the Net team!

The close runner up to that is that TotallyBe has found out that Pixel32 development DOES, in fact, continue for BeOS! That took me by surprise! Nice…

BeForever caught an article from TechTV that claimed Gobe’s Productive the best alternative to MS’ Office, beating out StarOffice! Way to go Gobe! We knew this already, but it’s good to see it recognized outside the community! :)

BeFAQs announced that there will be an official release of the Free Pascal Compiler soon! Next step, Delphi. :P BTW, the development team could use some help… check BeFAQs for details.

And lastly, a friendly reminder to check BeEmulated once in a while if you are interested in all sorts of emulation on the BeOS platform… they have to be the most active news site in the community these days! Good to see all the activity, that’s for sure… I suppose I should try to keep BeGroovy half as active. ;)

Well, this ended up a lot longer than I thunk it wood b… should maybe done separate posts, eh?! :P

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!

Driver Developer Mailing List

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Posted by:Deej on Friday, 05 Apr, 2002 @ 6:33 AM
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Scottmc, BeGroovy regular and BeDrivers founder/maintainer, has been thinking about things. One of BeOS’s biggest shortcomings were drivers. OpenBeOS will be of no exception, as a matter of fact, it’ll be worse, at least in the beginning. In order to head this off, BeDrivers has set up a BeDriverTalk Yahoo!Group. To sign on, you need a Yahoo! member ID (no, not an email account, just a member ID).

So, if you have any experience driver writing, sign up and help anyone that wants to learn! If you want to learn, sign up and code us some new drivers!

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.

AtheOS Fork puts BeOS API on Linux kernel - and its nearly ready.

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 26 Mar, 2002 @ 5:30 PM

Ok. so Bill Hayden may have just become the coolest person alive. He forked AtheOS 6 months ago, ported it to the linux kernel, and started porting BeOS apps. Anywhere that the AtheOS api differed from the Be API, he went the Be route. If a piece of Be software wont work, he changes the API, not the software. He is awaiting successful compilation of opentracker and opendeskbar before release. Anyone else think running tracker/deskbar on top of linux without x could be fun? Check his announcement here. OSNews has a story about it as well.

BeUnited announces OBOS support

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Posted by:Deej on Monday, 25 Mar, 2002 @ 3:27 AM

BeUnited recently announced full support of OBOS. While this has been known for some time, this is the “official” announcement of support. Mentioned also is the possibility of BlueOS.

And speaking of OBOS, the newest newsletter issue is out, and there was some recent news on the progress of the Network team from David Reid. Also, DarkWyrm has posted some news on the AppServer progress. Things are sure looking up! Check it all out.

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. :)

yellowTab exits

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Posted by:Deej on Friday, 22 Mar, 2002 @ 3:50 AM
Inside BeOS Magazine

Well, the word is out to what some have been hearing rumors about recently… yellowTab is dissolving. So why is this categorized under InsideBeOS news? Because the magazine looks as if it will also be no more. Caught the link to that page from BeNews, yes, that’s right, they still post news now and again (probably to cover for all our downtime :P ).

Be-related stuff over at OS News

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Posted by:Deej on Friday, 22 Mar, 2002 @ 3:46 AM
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As linked to from OS News, OS Opinion has an article comparing Be’s fate with that of Tucker, the advanced auto of the past. Nice read. Props to OS News, TotallyBe, and the omnipresent /. for beating me to this one. ;)

BeOS 5.0.4 Unofficial

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Posted by:Deej on Friday, 22 Mar, 2002 @ 3:40 AM

A few days old, and posted everywhere else before me (but hey, I was on vacation! :P ). BeOS Online (this link is for the english version) has put together a version of BeOS PE R5.0.3 with a few extras and goodies for all to download.

BeOS Radio Week

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Posted by:Deej on Friday, 15 Mar, 2002 @ 8:06 AM
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Technix is organizing a BeOS Radio Week to be held March 24 - 30. He’s hoping to bring BeOS Radio back into the top ten at Live 365. You can read about it on The BeOS Journal, and catch a tidbit on it on leBuzz. Keep up all the hard work Technix!

NaN NiB (Not in Business)

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Posted by:Deej on Friday, 15 Mar, 2002 @ 1:23 AM

Well, as if to point out the importance of getting Nurbana continued on BeOS/OBOS, NaN (Not a Number), makers of Blender, is no longer in business. From /.: “The shareholders and directors of NaN Holding BV, owners of Blender, have decided to terminate all activities of NaN Technologies BV and apply for its bankruptcy at the Amsterdam court. It means that effective today, all technology development and website activities around Blender will be frozen.”

All’s that I can say about this is show support for Nurbana… the list grows rapidly. :)

Nurbana update

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 14 Mar, 2002 @ 12:24 AM

Since people are starting to notice that BG is alive again, I’d like to direct your attention to the Nurbana post that is quickly falling off the bottom of the news page.

We have nearly the 25 names that we need to get the developer to continue supporting Nurbana on BeOS/OBOS. But we should have way more than that to really show genuine interest. Email me to be put on the list. I’ll compile the list of names and forward it to the Nurbana developers.

Xentronix Details

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 14 Mar, 2002 @ 12:17 AM
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BeFAQs has two stories up of great interest… The first regards information concerning Inferno. The second has some juicy details about Xentronix’s new announcement of Sample Studio, a 2 channel audio editor to be released later this year. Head over to BeFAQs to get all the good info.

MS innovating again - database-like file system

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Posted by:Deej on Thursday, 14 Mar, 2002 @ 12:04 AM
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Caught the link to this article on /.. Seems MS is going to enable a new file system (Object File System) based off a database to help enable sharing of file types and to make queries easier (no, they don’t actually call them queries). My favorite quote:

“This hasn’t been done in a commercial operating system, but it has been done with Oracle’s database,”

Isn’t that funny, I thought it had been done in a commercial operating system, like some 10 years ago. Hehe… :/

Be.com for sale

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Posted by:Deej on Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2002 @ 3:01 AM
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Well, as some had speculated, The BeBox Zone is now reporting that the be.com domain name is up for sale. I say we all pitch in a few dollars and try to buy it to keep it to the community. ;) I emailed to find out more information about the sale. I’ll keep everyone posted. :)

BeOS Journal lookin good

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Posted by:Deej on Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2002 @ 2:46 AM
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As already reported by TotallyBe and BeFAQs, The BeOS Journal has re-awakened (remember it is now .net, not .com). Just wanted to comment that I like the new look, and I’m glad to see it come back to life.

Technix and Minox are also building a new site, BeHistory, which will have all sorts of stories from Be, Inc.’s history, and possibly some more into the future. Submit stories and articles via this email address.

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