Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Apr 2010 16:08 UTC, submitted by James
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku is aiming at a tentative May 10 release for R1 Alpha 2. Ingo Weinhold, one of the recently contracted developers, is the acting release coordinator. Testing of nightly pre-release builds is encouraged.
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Comment by aaronb
by aaronb on Sat 24th Apr 2010 16:33 UTC
aaronb
Member since:
2005-07-06

I look forwards to this release!

The only thing currently on my wish-list is an update mechanism instead of having a new image.

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RE: Comment by aaronb
by cb88 on Sat 24th Apr 2010 17:19 in reply to "Comment by aaronb"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Thats probably not going to happen maybe next alpha...or later

There is an installoptionalpackages script now to make installing some extra stuff easier and Web+ is supposed to be the default browser for Alpha2. Bezilla has been removed and is now optional

Packagesfs isn't finished yet so that will probably be next alpha I think it might allow updating not sure I think the current blocker on it is having a writable overlay on top of the package so you can modify files

My Wishlist: 3D acceleration, PCI-E atheros 928X wifi support (I haven't checked but I think it still isn't), encryption of course, Stack and tile (Probably the most inovative thing at the moment)

Edited 2010-04-24 17:27 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by aaronb
by ple_mono on Sat 24th Apr 2010 18:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by aaronb"
ple_mono Member since:
2005-07-26

Didn't know what "stack and tile" was all about, but it piqued my interest; http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~lutteroth/videos/stack-and-tile.html

Great stuff! I hope there's more to come.
I've written my own tiler with "wmctrl" that can't do stuff that obviously needs to be implemented at a low level in the window manager, but it does give me some rudimentary tiling support anyway.
Free floating windows, without the ability to manage them in a slick fashion, is so '99. I wish "the big 4" dared to innovate a little bit more (looking at you OSX, Gnome, KDE, Windows).

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RE[2]: Comment by aaronb
by DaaT on Sat 24th Apr 2010 22:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by aaronb"
DaaT Member since:
2005-10-21

My laptop has an Atheros AR9285 wifi card and it's supported.

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RE: Comment by aaronb
by danboid on Sun 25th Apr 2010 09:43 in reply to "Comment by aaronb"
danboid Member since:
2006-03-21

I realise Haiku is still missing a package manager and online update mechanism but you can update your base Haiku system by running the installer, choosing your existing Haiku drive as destination then choosing to only update changed files. Its worked for me.

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RE[2]: Comment by aaronb
by aaronb on Sun 25th Apr 2010 10:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by aaronb"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

Nice, I will give that a go.

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