Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Sep 2009 06:04 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives After eight years of hard work, the day has finally arrived. Today, September 14, the Haiku project has released its very first alpha release. With the goal of recreating one of the most beloved operating systems in history, the BeOS, they took on no small task, but it seems as if everything is finally starting to come together. Let's talk about the history of the BeOS, where Haiku comes from, and what the Alpha is like.
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Zenja on Mon 14th Sep 2009 12:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Zenja
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2005-07-06

I'm surprised though that they didn't port the OpenBSD networking stack across given the massive array of network devices which it supports.

The Haiku network stack is inspired by BSD stack. It also has a compatibility layer, so that a BSD LAN driver can just be compiled under Haiku with minimal code change. The WiFi stack (in development and expected in a few months) is actually based on FreeBSD 8 WLAN stack.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Mon 14th Sep 2009 14:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

The Haiku network stack is inspired by BSD stack. It also has a compatibility layer, so that a BSD LAN driver can just be compiled under Haiku with minimal code change. The WiFi stack (in development and expected in a few months) is actually based on FreeBSD 8 WLAN stack.


So all things being equal - one could see Atheros support via Madwifi? that would be awesome. Hopefully that'll also mean support for Intels latest wireless chipsets too ;)

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