Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jun 2009 10:45 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives With Google Summer of Code underway for the Haiku project, the first results start coming in. The most exciting so far is the work being done on a native multi-process WebKit browser, worked on by Ryan Leavengood and GSoC student Maxime Simon. They've got an interface, and they've got most of WebKit to build.
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WiFi?
by bornagainenguin on Wed 24th Jun 2009 19:55 UTC
bornagainenguin
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I recently gave Haiku a spin on my ASUS EeePC 901 from a USB key, and found it very much like the BeOS of old. The included Firefox was an older version, but still quite functional. What was really noticeable was the lack of WiFi support--the wired connection works, but Haiku doesn't even begin to have basic WiFi support, it has nothing to do with there being a lack of drivers, there's a lack of interface for the drivers to hang on to! Other wise I was impressed by Haiku on my EeePC, but without ACPI and without WiFi there's simply no way I can justify it for every day use.

I understand there is a project underway to add WiFi from BSD drivers, I just wish that had been the focus of the GSOC rather than a "native" web browser.

Still, it's been almost ten years since BeOS died, it would be nice to see some more progress to show for it. I want my batmobile dammit! ;)

--bornagainpenguin

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