Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2018 22:43 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives

There's another Haiku monthly activity report, for April, and as always, there's some interesting changes, bugfixes, and improvements in there. The biggest improvement?

Let's start with the most exciting developments this month: Korli started work on a 32/64 bit hybrid. The idea is to run a 64bit system, but allow 32bit applications to run on it. While we are just at the very first steps, it is a good thing that this is being worked on, as it will allow us to move more smoothly towards 64bit support.

In addition, the first three Google Summer of Code progress reports have been posted, for the SDHCI MMC driver, the TrackGit project, and XFS support.

Order by: Score:
Needs ARM support...
by The Lone OSer on Fri 11th May 2018 23:47 UTC
The Lone OSer
Member since:
2005-07-11

Haiku would have a viable future if ported to ARM. Raspberry Pi ( and other similar products ) would enjoy the speed, low resource usage, and development tools Haiku could offer...

Reply Score: 4

RE: Needs ARM support...
by tidux on Sun 13th May 2018 18:58 UTC in reply to "Needs ARM support..."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

They would also benefit from Haiku's hybrid architecture that keeps the kernel and the GPU driver separated. That monolithic binding is part of what holds back Linux on SBCs from taking a significant chunk of "PC" marketspace, and is probably 90% of the reason why Android updates get killed so quickly.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Needs ARM support...
by zima on Sun 13th May 2018 20:21 UTC in reply to "Needs ARM support..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Under recent Haiku news ( http://www.osnews.com/comments/30289 ) kallisti5 said they are working on ARM port.

Reply Score: 2

XFS link incorrect?
by umccullough on Sat 12th May 2018 02:45 UTC
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

Looks like the sdhci link got duplicated... XFS link should be:

https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/abx1/2018-05-07_gsoc_2018_xfs_support_...

Reply Score: 3

Beta?
by michaelvoliveira on Tue 15th May 2018 17:12 UTC
michaelvoliveira
Member since:
2006-03-22

Nothing about the official beta.. another wasted year...

Edited 2018-05-15 17:13 UTC

Reply Score: 1

RE: Beta?
by kvdman on Tue 15th May 2018 20:58 UTC in reply to "Beta?"
kvdman Member since:
2006-04-28

I learned that years ago. Nobody really cares about the project anymore. This is evident in developer activity that is a shade of what it used to be, comments here or on their website, or their donation meter that nobody on the BOD cares to update and that used to have an annual goal $35k!

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Beta?
by kallisti5 on Tue 15th May 2018 23:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Beta?"
kallisti5 Member since:
2009-09-08

I learned that years ago. Nobody really cares about the project anymore. This is evident in developer activity that is a shade of what it used to be, comments here or on their website, or their donation meter that nobody on the BOD cares to update and that used to have an annual goal $35k!


Quite a few people care actually, but it takes a *lot* of care and feeding to manage an entire operating system, an archive of ports, and a not-for-profit org.

We need a city of people, but only have a village... so we do the best we can.

Step up and help out if you want to see us do better.

One place to start would be the automation around the donation meter. The code is here: https://github.com/haiku/donation_tracker

Edited 2018-05-15 23:27 UTC

Reply Score: 1