Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:34 UTC, submitted by moochris
BeOS & Derivatives I had been following the mailing list for the Haiku project the past week with growing interest. The topic of discussion? Why, the alpha release, of course! What needs to be done, who needs to prepare what, and most importantly, what schedule are they going to settle on? Well, after numerous insightful back-and-forths, the community has settled on a schedule.
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RE[3]: Good and bad
by koki on Mon 17th Aug 2009 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good and bad"
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Yes, but Vesa mode on many newer cards is too slow to contemplate.

Have you actually tried it? I ask because VESA mode in Haiku is very fast if you have enough CPU raw power. For example, on my Core 2 2.2GHz with built-in intel video, Haiku's video performance in VESA mode is way better than in Windows or Ubuntu on the same machine with accelerated video. I use this machine to demo Haiku at conferences, and nobody can tell it is in VESA mode. You should see their faces when I run 6-7 mp4 videos at the same time without a single video frame or audio being dropped, show them our smooth video scaling, and the responsiveness of the system even at close to full CPU load (like when I switch a CPU core off) and in the end tell them that this is all happening in VESA mode... ;)

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