Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Jan 2007 00:08 UTC, submitted by sogabe
BeOS & Derivatives As announced on the Haiku website and reported by IsComputerOn.com, Eric Petit has announced the development of a VMWare graphics driver for Haiku. Based on Be's driver sample code and code inspired by the X.org driver, Eric's driver so far implements RECT_BLIT and cursor functions (the latter are disabled as they are still buggy). The driver is already working as can be confirmed from this screenshot. On his initial post to the Haiku mailing list, Eric is asking for feedback, and has made the sources available in this tarball for those brave souls who would like to test the drivers.
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RE: Wonderful
by leavengood on Sun 14th Jan 2007 04:32 UTC in reply to "Wonderful"
leavengood
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2006-12-13

"Also, is anyone working on a SoftwareValet for Haiku (kinda important if we're so interested in having the current repository of BeOS software run on Haiku)?"

One of my several BeOS/Haiku related projects is a simple .pkg file reader/installer. I don't plan on recreating all the other stuff that SoftwareValet had.

I've done a good bit of reverse engineering of the pkg format, and have successfully extracted some of the zipped data inside a pkg file, as well as having a good idea of the various fields within the file.

But there is still a lot of work to do.

Regards,
Ryan Leavengood

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