|[News] The M-day has come!||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 04-Oct-2002 13:57 GMT by Alkis Tsapanidis||114 comments|
Phase II Team Betatester and Betatester II, Frankfurt: |
The Betatester Program has been very successful and we need to
acknowledge the reliable support we have received from most of our
Betatesters for the Pegasos and MorphOS. Thanks!
If you are a Core MorphOS Developer, a Qualified Betatester, or a
Phase II Betatester (to be explained) we will organize and cover
your travel and lodging expenses to the Betatester II Conference
in Frankfurt, Germany. The Conference is currently scheduled for 12 October.
We understand that we need to push the date back so that plans can
be made and we can maximize the opportunity to make this
gathering as meaningful and productive as possible.
The new date will be 14-15 December at the Hilton Hotel, Frankfurt.
Get ready! M-Day is here!
1. On 12 October version 1.0 of MorphOS will be released to all Betatesters.
2. The week of 13 October the Pegasos Betatester mainboard will be released to Resellers. It is STILL a "Betatester."
3. On 12 October Phase II of Team Betatester will begin.
About the Betatester II Conference
If you are Core MorphOS Developer you are automatically included.
If you are a "qualified" Betatester (you have been sending your bug
reports, testing applications, etc.) you are included.
If you purchase a Betatester in October and port an application or
develop an original program for MorphOS to demonstrate at
Betatester II you are *eligible* to be included.
If you have an interesting hardware development or special hardware
skills required to test and experiment with the Pegasos
you are *eligible* for Phase II of the Betatester Program
and can be included.
If you are a Graphic Artist, a Demo Scene producer, or a Web
Designer and you have something to show us that captures the spirit
of the future we want to create with Team Betatester, you are
*eligible* and can be included.
The websites to be created are www.pegasosppc.com and www.pegasosppc.org.
We will provide travel and lodging for up to 100 Developers/Betatesters.
To register and be considered you must email your full contact
information to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20 October.
After 14 October Betatester machines can be purchased from these
USA and Canada details coming soon!
Also at Betatester II...
We will present the strategic plan for MorphOS, the Pegasos and the eclipsis.
We will present the first peripheral devices: a wireless camera, a
smart card reader, and the DataPlay disc drive. They will all work
with the Pegasos and depending on what activity each Betatester
is involved with in the future these devices will be given
to Betatesters for testing/development. All Betatesters
will receive the Thendic card reader and a Betatester
Smart Card that enables secure FTP access to the Betatester II
application library and loyalty program.
We will also award 1000 Euros for the best program ported to
MorphOS, the best Demo, and the best hardware innovation presented
at the Conference. The results will be determined by a popular vote
of the 100 Developers/Betatesters present and the Thendic/bplan
Team. Each person has one vote.
The Conference begins at 1000 14 December. The formal presentations
begin at 1500 and end at 1800. From 1000 to 1800 only
Developers/Betatesters and the Thendic/bplan Team will be admitted.
At 1800 until 2400 the Conference will be open to all interested
parties and a buffet style "working" dinner will be provided
with coffee and drinks. All others admitted for the evening
demonstration from will receive a Betatester II T-Shirt.
The cost of entry for interested parties is 20 Euros.
However, anyone having purchased a Betatester and not already
a Conference participant will be admitted free.
Sunday, 15 December the Conference will be open from 1000 until
1500. The voting for the contests will be at 1200. The cost of entry
for interested parties is 20 Euros. A buffet lunch will be
served and coffee and drinks will be provided. Again, anyone having
purchased a Betatester and not already a Conference participant
will be admitted free.
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|Posted by Daniel Miller on 05-Oct-2002 12:31 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 34 (mahen):|
> Hmmm... I'm not sure to understand but I guess, as
> MOS 1.0 will be released soon and available to
> resellers, that the OS reached a "stable" and "final"
> status, but that they are still looking for
> betatesters for the next mods / additions to the
> system. not "crucial" elements I guess...
> You can consider it as a first release, which will be
> followed by "boing bags"... ?
> Anyone to confirm this ?
Nope, no Boingbags. ;)
I think what is going on is that Thendic's vision of the system is beyond a desktop PC with OS. They want to have certain accessories for example the magnetic stripe card reader deeply integrated into the system for shopping, secure online banking, certification of whatever, gaming identification, updates and so on. So they keep the system designated beta until they are ready to roll with the whole shebang.
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