[quote=agreimann]Thank you, all.
And most of all, thank you, mmadia, for your post, since I saw that you were the admin I needed to contact.
@tonestone57: No, I really mean to fork. I’ve mentioned that in two posts I started. I almost quit on the idea because I saw it wasn’t well-liked by everyone. However, I’d like to take the entire kernel, bootloader, installer, apps, icons… everything–and turn it into a new operating system for netbooks from source in compliance to the MIT. (A distribution is the same operating system respun–which is NOT going to be what I’m planning on doing.)
Yes, I imagine it will take months, at the least, to do with a team, or years, individually.
Unlike where Haiku solely focuses on BeOS apps, the fork will focus working with Linux and Windows compatibility as well. It will keep BeOS compatibility, however, It will include a “forked” version of Tracker (which will be most likely named different), a launchable X Window System, Firefox as the default browser (with Cairo), wpa_supplicant, GUI wrapper support for shell scripts (i.e. similar to kdialog), the ufw firewall, a 21st-century icon set that should look halfway photorealistic, plus qemu and Wine installed by default for Windows switchers.[/quote]
I think your making a mess with X. X is a giant mess. I have no idea why anyone would focus on linux compatability. I would focus on windows interoperability.
In fact a great fork could be a deep wine intergration. bringing X brings all the x problems. I wouldn’t do it, microsoft and many other systems get by just fine without that albatross.