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by @ Monday, March 3rd, 2008. Filed under BeUnited

The domain name is set to expire on the 4th of April, and I do not plan on renewing it (I’m financially unable to, nor see any real reason to – other than for archival purposes – at this time). This means, not only will the website disappear, so will the [aging] cvs repository. […]

beunited apps to come to BeGroovy – Or Not…

by @ Tuesday, March 13th, 2007. Filed under BeUnited

After careful consideration and some email discussions with the OS Drawer folks, BeGroovy has decided to cease plans to create a developer SVN repository here.  There were a couple of main thoughts behind this decision.  First and foremost, OS Drawer is headed up by Andrea Bernardi, long time BeOS community member and head of IT […]

beunited apps to come to BeGroovy

by @ Tuesday, March 6th, 2007. Filed under BeUnited

Many of you have heard the rumors… well, on the 4 year anniversary of this post, I decided that today was probably as good as any to announce our intentions of building a repository to hold the beunited source code from their CVS server.  We’ll also be glad to host other projects, new and old, […]

/me on beunited

by @ Wednesday, February 14th, 2007. Filed under BeUnited

Daat over at IsComputerOn sent me some questions concerning beunited’s demise, and I of course answered them. Feel free to read up on it over there. Daat is also collecting any follow-on questions for me to answer “from the audience”, so don’t post comments here with questions – do it through the comment system there, […]

Goodbye BeUnited

by @ Thursday, January 4th, 2007. Filed under BeUnited

In what should come as very little surprise to the community, is being officially disbanded and disestablished. Thank you very much for a great effort to help the BeOS community! Complete details can be found at

beunited temporarily down

by @ Monday, October 3rd, 2005. Filed under BeUnited

Just wanted to post a quick note that I have been shuffling servers around, and in the process, beunited seems to have lost its’ dns “correctness”. A couple of other sites of mine have also suffered from this during the deletion of the old accounts as they were merged all under one new account. Never […]

Java AWT moving along

by @ Monday, May 16th, 2005. Filed under BeUnited

The esteemed Jason “aka. Maverick” VanDerMark emailed in to alert us of a recent LooneyBin posting by Bryan Varner about the Java AWT (a beunited project – thus the icon/category for this posting): Bryan Varner has posted an update to the state of Java on BeOS. The team’s work on AWT seems to be progressing […]

Java Gold

by @ Sunday, April 3rd, 2005. Filed under BeUnited

Well, hasn’t been reflected on beunited’s site yet, but according to Bryan Varner’s Looney Bin, the Java team has finished up all the remaining work, and is now awaiting Sun to certify it! Way to go guys! Update: So I’m the fool this year. Didn’t even realize that April Fool’s had come and gone, and […]

Haiku-OS / beunited Websites Update

by @ Wednesday, January 5th, 2005. Filed under BeUnited, Haiku

Just wanted to drop a note about the extended outages of both the Haiku-OS and beunited websites… The dedicated server has suffered a file system mounting problem, one that will require a system rebuild. Since the server was hosted at a remote location, it is being shipped back to beunited for a rebuild. However, due […]

Update from

by @ Wednesday, November 17th, 2004. Filed under BeUnited

An update from was made a few days ago regarding the webapge downtime which is now resolved, and a notice for developers regarding the CVS server. Read the following for the full info: Recently the web site was down. We apologize for this inconvenience to our members and the community. The situation […]

beunited talking at WalterCon 2004

by @ Saturday, June 19th, 2004. Filed under BeUnited

Simon Gauvin took time to talk about the role of beunited in the support of Haiku and the Haiku community. Developing standards, helping support application development, and being one of the distribution arms of Haiku are the goals of beunited.

OpenBeOS Newsletter

by @ Monday, May 10th, 2004. Filed under BeUnited

More news on the up coming WalterCon in issue 53 of the OpenBeOS newsletter, including a free T-shirt for those attending. The event is shaping up to be pretty interesting. In other news, the newsletter includes an article on replicants and a community communication piece. Head on over to OpenBeOS and give it a read.

OpenBeOS x86 Boot Loader Milestone

by @ Wednesday, April 21st, 2004. Filed under BeUnited

Axel Dorfler announced today on the OpenBeOS mailing list that OpenBeOS can now be booted off a partition instead of just a floppy disk. The kernel itself does not support hard drive access just yet, meaning shortly after booting the kernel will panic. A short description of how to test if the kernel will boot […]

New OBOS Newsletter

by @ Thursday, March 25th, 2004. Filed under BeUnited

Issue 52 of the OpenBeOS newsletter went up today over at The issue includes a tutorial on how to get OBOS, a fun read about working through a circle algorithm and a snippet from the life of Mike himself.

WalterCon 2004 Announced

by @ Monday, March 22nd, 2004. Filed under BeUnited

The OpenBeOS project announced its first conference to be held this summer in Columbus, Ohio. Michael Phipps calls the first conference “One short, action packed weekend full of fun and excitement. We’ll get started at 9 or 10 AM on Saturday and finish up about 5PM on Sunday.” Conference attendees will be among the first […]

New Year starting right.

by @ Friday, January 9th, 2004. Filed under BeUnited

Happy New Year to all. Some quick updates: For those of you that are members of and haven’t checked your email in a while, you will find the latest copy of the newsletter in there. For those of you that are NOT a registered user of, why not? They are a great […]

Free Banner Services

by @ Friday, August 15th, 2003. Filed under BeUnited

Just wanted to put out a little reminder about It’s a free banners service for BeOS related sites hosted by If you have a BeOS related site, or a site that may be of interest to BeOS users, you can put a banner up at no cost. It is _asked_ that you put […]

Programming BeOS to be freed?

by @ Friday, May 2nd, 2003. Filed under BeUnited

Saw over on slashdot that O’Reilly is licensing their stuff through Creative Commons’ Founder’s Copyright program. While this is commendable and an interesting statement for a publisher to make, you may be wondering what this has to do with BeOS. Well, a commons helps everyone, including us Be users. How so? Well, O’Reilly is also […] begins posting builds of its projects at BeBits

by @ Thursday, March 6th, 2003. Filed under BeUnited has been accumulating the source code to several BeOS applications that were no longer being supported by their original authors. Recently they posted updated version of ArtPaint, ReName!, Flipside A.E., and Army Knife to BeBits, as part of their effort to bring needed apps to the BeOS community. Three of those four programs I […]

beunited is offered money from Nigeria!

by @ Tuesday, January 14th, 2003. Filed under BeUnited

In a leaked correspondence from, BeGroovy reporters have discovered that has entered into negotiations with high ranking persons from Nigeria in an effort to bring money into the community. The leaked document references 22.5 Million USD, but there are rumors that this amount could be as high as 126 Million. Donovan Schulteis, Chairman […]

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