So this board seems like it's pretty quiet, and I'm not really sure where these thoughts/questions should go...
Does anyone know what ever happened to the Whirlpool BeIA fridges?
I know Haiku, and BeOS before it, are/were desktop centered, but I've never really understood if there was any reason (aside from multi-user support) that keeps/kept them out of the server market.
As it's been about 5 years since Be Inc. dissolved, are any of the original developers now out of their NDAs or involved in Haiku in any way shape or form?
I just re-read the 'Quotable JLG'; is there any chance of someone pulling together fun quotes from the mailing lists, newsletters and starting something similar for Haiku?
I understand that ports are less desirable than new development, but ports can help with drivers, cross-platform communication (i.e. OpenOffice vs. MS Office). Is it even possible to make porting either from another OS (*nix) or to one easier/transparent? OSX has benefited greatly from the Linux/BSD community in terms of applications, it would be nice to be able to easily take something developed for Haiku out to the other Barbarian OSs, or to leverage the work from a larger community to benefit this one. I'm asking about technical possibility; I appreciate that licenses are a whole 'nuther kettle of fish...
If BFS is similar to a database, has anyone attempted to build an application to leverage that innate capability into a full blown dmbs? Oracle on Solaris is nice, but the datafiles are a pain, and file size limit are more than archaic. If I remember correctly, Be, and I hope Haiku; could support up to multi petabyte files. And that's just a little bit of wrong (in the good way) even now...
Anyway, just some random thoughts; I've been away from the Be community for a while, and with Vista coming out thought I'd check to see what the status was on my favorite OS ever. I'm glad to have found out that Haiku is going strong and I'm finally excited about computers again.
Thank you Haiku Team!