Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2007 19:31 UTC, submitted by koki
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku developer Marcus Overhagen reports that the AHCI SATA driver he has been working on in the last few months has been checked into the Haiku repository and is now ready for testing. Marcus is requesting those brave souls willing to test the SATA driver that they please send serial debug output or open bugs at Haiku's bug tracker.
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Pieces getting in place
by Haicube on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 05:59 UTC
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2005-08-06

Another step then aye? We're in October now and I wonder if one could give an idea if Haiku will be in Alpha state before NEw year?

This is obviously one of many items that is now resolved (even though there is likely to be one or two bugs in there).

What's left now of the major hurdles?

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RE: Pieces getting in place
by umccullough on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 06:26 in reply to "Pieces getting in place"
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2006-01-26

What's left now of the major hurdles?

Good question.. I've been sort of asking this myself lately.

I think the biggest hurdle is completion/fix of the VM, and implement the new scheduler - this should help get to self-hosting ability.

Other things:

Finish USB OHCI support (so all those poor OHCI users can finally use their keyboard/mouse!)

Add support for virtual memory/swap (probably will come with a completed VM)

Not sure what other pieces are in need of work still - but those above seem to stand out...

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RE[2]: Pieces getting in place
by ModeenF on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 07:04 in reply to "RE: Pieces getting in place"
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2005-07-06


I think the biggest hurdle is completion/fix of the VM, and implement the new scheduler - this should help get to self-hosting ability.

Other things:

Finish USB OHCI support (so all those poor OHCI users can finally use their keyboard/mouse!)

Add support for virtual memory/swap (probably will come with a completed VM)

Not sure what other pieces are in need of work still - but those above seem to stand out...


All those things are they in the bugtracker?
then http://dev.haiku-os.org/roadmap could give a hint where Haiku are?

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