Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Nov 2006 12:50 UTC, submitted by judgen
BeOS & Derivatives Gnash (open source implementation of Flash) is now working on Haiku. "I've been busy porting the latest Gnash 0.7.2 release to BeOS this weekend. I did start this port as the other version that was apparently ported earlier this year never had a public release. I've achieved a full port that is using the AGG rendering backend and a native BeOS GUI. I also wrote a Firefox plugin based on my SVG plugin. The native BeOS audio handler is yet incomplete, which is the reason why I didn't release anything yet."
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axeld
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2005-07-07

It's not a bug, it's a missing feature. Please be aware that Haiku is an operating system under development - it's not yet a finished and reliable system, and not meant to be really used as is. Else, we would probably have had a release already :-)

Currently, there is no timer to tell Haiku to write back its cached file system data - you either have to do that manually (using the "sync" command), or wait until the file is flushed from the cache (depends on usage and available memory). When you shut down or reboot, the file cache is always sync'd, though.

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looncraz Member since:
2005-07-24

Thank you.. also I have a suggestion, I'll post it here in case I don't have time to e-mail it to you...

When KDL is envoked... please.. PLEASE! ensure that the pending writes occur prior to providing interactivity! Even though I have only seen KDL a dozen times ( in eight years.. every time from in-development drivers, and once from my own code ), on one of those times, I had terrible corruption in several files. Though that is the only time I have ever experienced software-related corruption on BeOS ( in fact, I've only seen corruption on Windows 9X, XP (a few times, mostly FAT32)).

Just an idea :-)

--The loon

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