What is the approximative date of release version 1 for haiku ? And when you have made the release 1, do you think about a system to update regularly haiku (by day or by week, …) ? What do you think about it ?
I think this is not the right time to ask for something like this. haiku need some years to get a stable running system (i think so).
I dont can use my usb mouse and my ps2 keyboard with haiku (running from harddrive) at this moment. So i only can look at haiku using a emulator. Before this dont be fixed, the system is not useable.
My guess is that it’ll be 8 ( to 12 ) months for Haiku R1. Currently at 72% completed.
It is better to check the progress instead of guessing:
I feel very sure that some type of update system will be done on R2 ( or R3 ), but not for R1.
R1 is mostly to get Haiku out there so people can start using it ( attract users & developers ). R2 will be more polished & complete. And R3 should be really nice.
It’s a bad idea to speculate based on the amount of open tickets though, because as soon as there will be a full alpha release the completion percentage will very likely go down because of the new bug reports of people trying it out.
You’re absolutely right Niels.
It could even be 24 or 36 months. No way to know for sure until we are closer to final Beta - then a fairly accurate prediction can be made for R1.
Haiku still is in Alpha stage & not complete and it depends on the number of developers & how many hours they put in & if new developers join, how many bugs & tickets to fix, etc. - too hard to predict.
But, people still like to have some type of estimate. We like to know when things will happen. Just human nature.
Following the Roadmap is the best way to do it because it tells people exactly where Haiku is at.
PS I believe we’ll be at Beta or R1 in 12 months time, but no way to know for sure ( just a guess; or me just hoping ).
[quote=tonestone57]Following the Roadmap is the best way to do it because it tells people exactly where Haiku is at.
PS I believe we’ll be at Beta or R1 in 12 months time, but no way to know for sure ( just a guess; or me just hoping ).[/quote]
I disagree the roadmap tells people “exactly” where Haiku is at - I don’t really like the way it puts an exact % on it. The page is good because it shows activity and people can see progress, but I personally much prefer looking at the commit log to get that feeling. It’s impossible to put a % completion on because no one really knows how much work there is between now and the release - Haiku is pretty much feature-complete now, but there is still a lot of work to be done on optimisation, stability and bug-fixing which is very hard to quantify.
I’m also hopeful we’ll see something official released in 12 months (even if it’s just an official alpha) - but I’ve been hopeful of that since 2005, and know you can’t rush these things.
Haiku is making progress and will release when it’s ready - I’m happy with that.