Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Dec 2006 12:05 UTC, submitted by sogabe
BeOS & Derivatives The Haiku network stack currently under heavy development is reportedly working with the Vision IRC client. Haiku developer Axel Dörfler reports that the network stack can now successfully run the Vision IRC client (screenshot on the Haiku website). At this stage, the network still needs to be configured manually, but this can be easily done by editing a couple of files as explained here. Haiku can use BeOS network drivers, so if your NIC is not supported, you can try finding a driver on BeBits.com.
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umccullough
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2006-01-26

I remember talking with David Reid almost 4 years ago and he had an almost working netserver/BONE replacement - not sure why it took until now to finish...

So there's no confusion - the networking stack DID work in a usable way 6 months ago - and even that was already a second attempt at a netstack.

I believe the current rendition is pretty much the 3rd serious netstack attempt for Haiku... and basically a full rewrite from scratch from the ground up (basically no ported code) - where the previous netstack was a "messy" port from some flavor of BSD (I had heard NetBSD mostly - but I wouldn't know for sure).

There are screenshots of Haiku running Net+ (BeOS browser), Firefox, Vision (IRC client), etc. from 6 months ago:

http://flickr.com/photos/umccullough/tags/haikuos/

So, a 6-month rewrite of the netstack from scratch isn't bad eh?

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