Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 22:34 UTC, submitted by Mike C
BeOS & Derivatives Clemens Zeidler, one of the spearheads for the Stack & Tile implementation on Haiku, has let the Haiku development mailing list know that a new and improved (and refactored) version of the feature has been committed to the Haiku source tree. This new version is no longer a hack into Haiku's app server itself, but is it's own decorator, in Haiku/Be parlance.
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Michael Oliveira
Member since:
2005-07-07

CZeidler is working in the two most wanted features :
S&T, good for everyone
and for radeon_hd drivers ;)

Thank you!!
You take a code that was left behind by all, then you give a try, polished and released ;)

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but I notice a lot of regressions in the nightlies that don't was there in Alpha 01, like:

- Terminal glitches,
- In terminal, strange caracters appears when search for used commands
- NTFS drives don't mount when you have done a cold boot
- Interface layout inconsistencies
- Mimetypes in NTFS is not recognized anymore
- ACPI problems don't let the system starts

;)

Let's double check the code before upstream folks..

Edited 2010-09-05 05:10 UTC

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anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

but I notice a lot of regressions in the nightlies that don't was there in Alpha 01, like:


They're nightlies and not releases for a reason. If you don't want any regressions/bugs to ever occur, then you may as well stop using any software at all, because they're simply a part of life in the development process. No one person can test every last thing, and the things that break with some changes simply don't appear on all machines. End of story.

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Michael Oliveira Member since:
2005-07-07

Don't was there in Alpha01,but was introduced in Alpha02

If not, let's see:

- Terminal glitches (In nightlies)
- In terminal, strange caracters appears when search for used commands (not in A1, but present in A2)
- NTFS drives don't mount when you have done a cold boot (in nightlies)
- Interface layout inconsistencies (not in A1, but present in A2)
- Mimetypes in NTFS is not recognized anymore (not in A1, but present in A2)
- ACPI problems don't let the system starts (not in A1, but present in A2)

Realize that this is not a negative criticism, but the findings of those who use the system daily and needs the new features, and the alpha2 is already obsolete

Edited 2010-09-05 23:56 UTC

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

but I notice a lot of regressions in the nightlies that don't was there in Alpha 01


Which is exactly what you would expect from alpha releases.

"Alpha" generally indicates that a piece of software is "incomplete" - meaning that there are still pieces being developed. These developments are always likely to create regressions and stability problems.

When software reaches the "Beta" stage, that is generally when software reaches a "feature freeze", and only bug fixes are being worked on.

It is not uncommon for 2nd or 3rd alpha releases to have more bugs than before - usually because you are nearing a "feature complete" state and developers tend to be rushing to add the missing bits so that bug fixing and polishing can begin ASAP. I can only hope that's what is happening here ;)

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