Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 10:03 UTC, submitted by robertson
BeOS & Derivatives Two news items about alternative operating system news in a row? What is this, Christmas? In any case, the Haiku project, the darling of OSNews (hey it's okay now), has released its second alpha release. This new stable development release contains some serious improvements over the first alpha.
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Michael Oliveira
Member since:
2005-07-07

...what new software is available for Haiku?

Say you install the system, all hardware works--you have WiFi and everything else works just perfectly on your hardware--now what?


I don't know, the hardware is yours. Burn it if you want ;)

Seriously, now is the hour to you play or help (it's an alpha, remember)

Has there been any active software development in BeOS or Haiku in the last few years or is everything still from back in the late 90's when the plug was pulled?


Yes, after the alpha 01, and with Haiku gaining stability, the developers are slowly coming back. More OS stability = rock solid apps

Can I get a feed reader? What about an MP3 player and or organizer? We all know the state of the web isn't all that great, hence the need for webpositive.

I never imagine that someone use news feeder these days, but you can take a look at BePodder
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/ne...
or Album
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/multimedia/graphics...

The MediaPlayer from Haiku do the task very well for MP3

I won't even ask about games!

Here comes to an area that have some progress lately
Widelands
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/wide...
Heroes Of Might and Magic II
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/...
Netpanzer
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/netp...
Wormux
http://www.haikuware.com/remository/view-details/games/2d/wormux-09...
Jagged Alliance 2 - Stracciatella
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/...
to name a few...
Sadly, 3D games doesn't work yet (even win95 do)

What is there for Haiku that isn't poorly optimized code from ten years ago or a port from Linux or *BSD?
What "open source software" means to you? Now only because an app is open is because is a linux 'native'?
But I have something to show you
HaikuTwitter
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/ch...
Seems very native for me, not? It's a best piece of Haiku functionality, a **f--kING AWESOME** app

I really want to know, because I'm downloading the Alpha 2 now in hopes of running it on my eeepc 901 and want it to be useful on there. I know that with Alpha 1 everything seemed to work well enough except the WiFi, so I have hopes of dual booting--only what can Haiku do?
--bornagainpenguin


So give a try!

Edited 2010-05-10 17:29 UTC

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GCrain Member since:
2005-07-11

What about an MP3 player and or organizer?


Would you happen to know an mp3 ENCODER that works on Haiku? The player seems to work quite well, but haven't found an encoder that works.

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drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Would you happen to know an mp3 ENCODER that works on Haiku?

LAME is available through Haiku Ports. I have installed some software through Haiku Ports, but I haven't tried LAME.

http://ports.haiku-files.org/

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bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

Michael Oliveira replied...

I never imagine that someone use news feeder these days, but you can take a look at BePodder
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/ne... http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/newsr eaders/bepodder" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/ne...
or Album
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/multimedia/graphics... http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/multimedia/graphics/im age-viewers/album" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/multimedia/graphics...


The kind of feed reader I mean is something like Liferea or Straw, particularly Straw truth be told, as it has the killer feature of being able to cache feeds for offline reading, text, images and all. Currently it is the only feed reader capable of doing so in Linux and has been slowly wasting and bit-rotting away...

Michael Oliveira boasted...
Here comes to an area that have some progress lately
Widelands
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/wide... http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/widelan ds" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/wide...
Heroes Of Might and Magic II
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/... http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/fre e-heroes-of-might-and-magic-ii" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/...
Netpanzer
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/netp... http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/netpanz er" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/strategy/netp...
Wormux
http://www.haikuware.com/remository/view-details/games/2d/wormux-09... http://www.haikuware.com/remository/view-details/games/2d/wormux-091" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/remository/view-details/games/2d/wormux-09...
Jagged Alliance 2 - Stracciatella
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/... http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/jag ged-alliance-2-stracciatella" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/games/role-playing/...
to name a few...
Sadly, 3D games doesn't work yet (even win95 do)


Whoa! I'm still impressed! I didn't imagine there had been any games available (besides the ubiquitous DOOM or QUAKE ports.)

Michael Oliveira boasted...
What is there for Haiku that isn't poorly optimized code from ten years ago or a port from Linux or *BSD?
What "open source software" means to you? Now only because an app is open is because is a linux 'native'?
But I have something to show you
HaikuTwitter
http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/ch... http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/chat- irc/haikutwitter-alpha2-rev-90" rel="nofollow">http://www.haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/ch...
Seems very native for me, not? It's a best piece of Haiku functionality, a **f--kING AWESOME** app


I don't use Twitter much (or at all) but this is something I'll have to look into. There seems to be much more movement in Haiku than I anticipated!

--bornagainpenguin

EDIT - fixed dangling tag

Edited 2010-05-10 19:04 UTC

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koki Member since:
2005-10-17

The kind of feed reader I mean is something like Liferea or Straw, particularly Straw truth be told, as it has the killer feature of being able to cache feeds for offline reading, text, images and all. Currently it is the only feed reader capable of doing so in Linux and has been slowly wasting and bit-rotting away...


BePodder should work quite well for this:

http://www.funkyideasoft.com/bepodder.html

It is still a BeOS-specific app, but it works fine in Haiku.

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Michael Oliveira Member since:
2005-07-07

The kind of feed reader I mean is something like Liferea or Straw, particularly Straw truth be told, as it has the killer feature of being able to cache feeds for offline reading, text, images and all. Currently it is the only feed reader capable of doing so in Linux and has been slowly wasting and bit-rotting away...


Ah! thanks for pointing that. They are very gnome specific app... but have few dependencies. I'll take a look. But BePodder does fine the job...

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