Linked by Andrew Hudson on Mon 20th Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku Alpha 3 has been in development for more than 14 months. In that time more than 800 bugs have been identified and fixed, major sections have been updated, applications have been added and updated, and great progress has been made in supporting additional hardware. Here is a summary of updates, more details can be found here. Also inside, interviews with some core Haiku developers.
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Scanner support is not built-in !
by phoudoin on Tue 21st Jun 2011 08:44 UTC
phoudoin
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2006-06-09

Support for numerous scanners through the SANE/BeSANE library and GUI, thanks to Philippe Houdoin.

Please, Andrew, don't let people believe there is in alpa3 numerous scanners support built-in.

The truth is:
- it's not built-in!
- my 6 years old BeOS-era SANE port, which you're one of the lucky guy(s) being able to use it successfully with your Epson 636U (IIRC) scanner, is still very limited to a small set of scanners from this period. No recent scanners will works until someone port new recent SANE backends to Haiku.

I appreciate the intention, but really this is the kind of statement that is more counter-productive than anything. When people will discover that the promise is not a reality, they will rant about Haiku when the issue lives in a third party outdated port.

I hope that seeing the point you'll fix your article.

Updates to 3D functions in OpenGL, thanks again to Philippe Houdoin

Now these are built-in indeed :-) but was more in the bug fixing bag than a new feature. Anyway...

Philippe Houdoin.

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