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cytan

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« on: 2009.09.03, 18:36:01 »
Hi,
   I'm amazed that OSFree is alive! It is interesting to have people working on the next generation OS/2. Since OSFree is really an L4 microkernel hosting an OS/2 personality, and Voyager is supposed to OS neutral (I think ...), perhaps the two can be the next generation OS/2.

   I'm also surprised that there is a FreePM that is being written too.

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Re: OSFree
« Reply #1 on: 2009.09.03, 19:16:40 »
These are great news... ;D I can´t help to get jealous when I see Haiku going Alpha.. maybe one day we'll have a free OS/2 going Alpha and then we will have the chance to improve the system fixing things that where left abandoned and taking great technologies like MMPM (without bugs) SOM and others to the next level.

Thanks to the developers


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Re: OSFree
« Reply #2 on: 2009.09.03, 19:48:59 »
These are great news... ;D I can´t help to get jealous when I see Haiku going Alpha.. maybe one day we'll have a free OS/2 going Alpha and then we will have the chance to improve the system fixing things that where left abandoned and taking great technologies like MMPM (without bugs) SOM and others to the next level.

Thanks to the developers



Not wanting to throw cold water on the OSFree project  :'( If we can use ReactOS development time as a guide as to how long it will take OSFree to get to alpha, I think we are at least 5 years away and that's being optimistic!  Background: ReactOS was started in 1996 and it is now at version 0.3 and it will take a while to get to 1.0.

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Re: OSFree
« Reply #3 on: 2009.09.03, 20:25:22 »
I'm very aware of the time frame for these kind of efforts(at least 5 years). But it took 7 to decide the kernel to use in it, so to see actual work and not just words it's an even bigger issue, taking into account that we are a very "special" community.


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Re: OSFree
« Reply #4 on: 2009.09.04, 16:28:44 »

Leo, I'm also very jealous of Haiku  ;D

I think this is the kind of efforts that are going to give a future for this platform in the long term.

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Re: OSFree
« Reply #5 on: 2009.09.04, 18:22:03 »
Hi,

yep, put my name on the list of jealous people too.
However - just not to miss on it: Their (Haiku's) situation is a completely different one... they had at least some kind of access to the stuff (when Zeta/YellowTab "died") and Microsoft was not holding IP rights on parts that noone could exactly name... while we all know what the situation with OS/2 is like. ;)

P.S.: I'm having Haiku running in VirtualBox ...out of curiosity. I like it. Waiting to see REXX being ready to rumble (there was a REXX for BeOS IIRC...)

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Re: OSFree
« Reply #6 on: 2009.09.05, 04:24:59 »
I loved Zeta and I love Haiku. I am eagerly awaiting an installable ISO image.

I would love to see OSFREE succeed in this manner. An open OS/2 that can use hardware drivers for Graphics displays even? mmmm...