Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:34 UTC, submitted by moochris
BeOS & Derivatives I had been following the mailing list for the Haiku project the past week with growing interest. The topic of discussion? Why, the alpha release, of course! What needs to be done, who needs to prepare what, and most importantly, what schedule are they going to settle on? Well, after numerous insightful back-and-forths, the community has settled on a schedule.
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RE[2]: Good and bad
by WendelFree on Mon 17th Aug 2009 12:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Good and bad"
WendelFree
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2009-08-17

This are how most of us developer (I think) sees Haiku so we need more hardware to test Haiku on. When it comes to driver, yes Haiku will only work on Nvidia cards older than 7xxx (x850, or so for ATI) but our VESA mode had a lot of work recently


Yes, but Vesa mode on many newer cards is too slow to contemplate.

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RE[3]: Good and bad
by koki on Mon 17th Aug 2009 16:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Good and bad"
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

Yes, but Vesa mode on many newer cards is too slow to contemplate.


Have you actually tried it? I ask because VESA mode in Haiku is very fast if you have enough CPU raw power. For example, on my Core 2 2.2GHz with built-in intel video, Haiku's video performance in VESA mode is way better than in Windows or Ubuntu on the same machine with accelerated video. I use this machine to demo Haiku at conferences, and nobody can tell it is in VESA mode. You should see their faces when I run 6-7 mp4 videos at the same time without a single video frame or audio being dropped, show them our smooth video scaling, and the responsiveness of the system even at close to full CPU load (like when I switch a CPU core off) and in the end tell them that this is all happening in VESA mode... ;)

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RE[4]: Good and bad
by WendelFree on Mon 17th Aug 2009 16:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Good and bad"
WendelFree Member since:
2009-08-17

"Yes, but Vesa mode on many newer cards is too slow to contemplate.


Have you actually tried it?
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Yes. On the old nvidia card, it was quite fast, but not on the newer one. Interestingly, great Vesa support is slowly getting the boot from nvidia and ati (JNode did some interesting research into this.) I guess the real estate isn't worth it.

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