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Wanna Work With WebKit

by @ Wednesday, November 4th, 2009. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Maxime Simon (the GSoC student that worked on the WebKit port with Ryan Leavengood) has put up a blog entry that describes how to build the WebKit on Haiku. For those adventurous enough to try this, you can find Maxime’s post here. Remember, this solid WebKit port is the foundation that Haiku needs to build […]

Quick Catch-up

by @ Thursday, April 2nd, 2009. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Just in case you have not been following the Haiku website or other community news sites, here is a quick recap of what has been happening lately.  Haiku now has native GCC 4.3.3 support.  Haiku was recently seen at FOSDEM 2009, SCaLE 2009, and Chemnitzer Linux-Tage.  The Haiku-OS website got an upgrade.  Haiku’s wireless stack […]

BeTips Are Back

by @ Monday, March 3rd, 2008. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Yes, you read that correctly!  Scot Hacker’s excellent website of tips originally hosted on a BeOS machine and using the very cool journalized BeOS file system is back from the dead.  Scot has taken the time to resurrect the site and hopes to keep it around for a while.  We hope the site becomes as […]

Blog Roundup

by @ Tuesday, April 12th, 2005. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Recent interesting blog posts from around the BeOS community

HaikuNews is BACK!

by @ Saturday, November 20th, 2004. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

After a long period of being down, HaikuNews is back online. The site isn’t entirely functional yet, like the forums are still being worked on so expect some things to be broken as the site is put back together. Head on over here to get the full scoop and more details from Technix himself. Welcome […]

New Russian BeOS Wiki

by @ Thursday, November 18th, 2004. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Over at, a new Russian BeOS Wiki page is being made. There isn’t much info there yet since it just started, but there is some info regarding a BeOS distro called BeOS Russian Edition. You can find the download on the Wiki page. It will be a knowledge base available in Russian containing all […]

BeBUG up and running

by @ Friday, November 12th, 2004. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

The Belgium BeUserGroup has actually been up for some time now. The site was started by Jan-Rixt Van (Jixt) and Luc Schrijvers (Begasus). The site contains news, BeOS related tips, software downloads and many BeOS related links. The site is really coming together and is looking good. It’s nice to see more and more BeOS/Zeta […]

Where’s the Haiku News…

by @ Tuesday, September 21st, 2004. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Okay, not “Haiku News”, but I know that it’s on the same server as leBuzz, which is also down (and haikumail, which wasn’t yet public). Thought maybe Chris, Dane, Kancept or someone else in the know might pop in the comments here and let the community know what’s going on, and the expected timeframe […]

Evil OS, Cosmic Occurances, Clues and Coffee Sharing

by @ Monday, July 5th, 2004. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Just some bits n pieces from around: BeDoper has uncovered the truth about the evil plans behind the OS we have all come to know and love. Check it out! IsComputerOn caught some Cosmoe news concerning integration with Haiku’s appserver. Good to see Cosmoe still progressing forward! also posted the news on Cosmoe, as […]

BeOS Audio Development

by @ Sunday, January 25th, 2004. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

For those of you interested in audio developments on BeOS, we have some great news. BeOS Journal and LeBuzz have already picked up on the fact that echogals and echo24 drivers are in development by Jerome Duval. has a PCI interface for the Echo Layla 24, and will be testing as such, but they […], Changing Email

by @ Wednesday, June 11th, 2003. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Just want to throw out a couple of small bits… John Fehr, the man behind WCDesign, Civ:CTP and many other cool games ported to BeOS, has been through some tough times. He is now selling off the last reminant of his ties to BeOS and his legacy there – the domain name. It is […]

XMAME, StarWars, and fake postings

by @ Thursday, January 16th, 2003. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

BeEmulated has a posting and a link up about a new version of XMAME that’s out. It’s an older posting, but thought you all’d like to know about it. I know there’s nothing better than playing PacMan on BeOS, well, except maybe MsPacMan! 😛 Also, in the “not-related-to-BeOS-at-all” news. The Star Wars Insider newsletter announced […]

BeOS Projects Update

by @ Monday, October 21st, 2002. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Ok.. so this is to be a roundup of all the crazy happenings in the various BeOS Replacement projects floating around. Here goes. YellowTab has updated their page to a new, steadily growing system talking about Zeta, their new upcoming release. Zeta looks like BeOS R6 and includes some new stuff and lots of bundled […]

Various TidBits…

by @ Saturday, May 25th, 2002. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Okay, so I’ve been lacking… here’s the stuff from the past week or so. I’ll try to keep things more up to date. Email me if you’d like to help me do so. BeNews posted a bit of news about Xentronix’s Sample Studio. BeFaqs posted about BeZilla – Paul has RC2 of MoZilla built. Great […]

Keep Alive

by @ Thursday, April 18th, 2002. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

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 […]

Driver Developer Mailing List

by @ Friday, April 5th, 2002. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

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 […]

Be-related stuff over at OS News

by @ Friday, March 22nd, 2002. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

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. 😉

Updates after a while of downtime

by @ Monday, February 25th, 2002. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Well, there’s been so much, but a couple of items I thought I’d touch on: OpenBeOS is moving along at a great pace. Some major announcements about both BFS and the network implementation in just the past couple days, along with the announcement of another 18 team members! Way to go, keep up the good […]

Lot’s of catching up to do

by @ Wednesday, December 19th, 2001. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Okay, so I’ve been unable to post until now. I’ll post a few items up that I can remember off the top of my head… if you want to see BeGroovy active again, start sending me some news to post (to my address linked above). Scott Hacker, author of the BeOS Bible fame, has recently […]

Rounding up the weekend

by @ Monday, October 22nd, 2001. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Just a weekend roundup of a few notible things… The BeOS Journal is back online, now maintained by Chris Simmons (aka Technix) and Adam McNutt (aka Kancept). Note that the url is now either .org or .net, and no longer (not yet?) the .com url. You’ll also want to read the interview there with Nathan […]

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