Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Aug 2008 16:15 UTC, submitted by cy
BeOS & Derivatives Thanks to Google Summer of Code student Zhao Shuai, Haiku now has support for a swap file. "As of revision 27233 it is enabled by default, using a swap file twice the size of the accessible RAM. The swap file size can be changed (or swap support disabled) via the VirtualMemory preferences. Swap support finally allows building Haiku in Haiku on a box with less than about 800 MB RAM, as long as as the swap file is large enough. [Ingo Weinhold] tested this on a Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz with 256 MB RAM (artificially limited) and a 1.5 GB swap file. Building a standard Haiku image with two jam jobs (jam -j2) took about 34 minutes. This isn't particularly fast, but Haiku is not well optimized yet." The swap implementation borrows heavily from that of FreeBSD.
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I remember the early comments
by troy.w.banther on Sun 31st Aug 2008 18:57 UTC
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Years ago I remember some nimrod saying the haiku project would never include open-source into its code base. I wonder what street in Redmond, California the bum is laying in now.

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evangs Member since:

Redmond is not in California.

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Soulbender Member since:

Since Haiku was always been open-source I cant fathom what you're on about.

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erikharmon Member since:

The person is probably confused and referring to early questions about if it were a good idea to include GNU software with Haiku. Haiku is under the MIT license. As I understand it, you can use MIT-license code in a GPL project freely, but using GPL code in an MIT-licensed project would cause license conflict. Some people were concerned over having GPL code in the codebase at all. This is my recollection, from a long time ago.

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