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

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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anevilyak Member since:
2005-09-14

Yes, I saw your list of complaints the first time. However, my point, which you completely missed, is that that's simply going to be life with nightly builds. That's just how software development works, like it or not. If there were no new features going in, then you might have a case, but pretty much every single thing in your list is due to new features or trying to improve other things.

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AndrewZ Member since:
2005-11-15

"However, my point, which you completely missed, is that that's simply going to be life with nightly builds."
Michael's point is that these bugs should be identified, discussed, and fixed. Not justified.

Just because it is Alpha does not mean it has to be inferior. There are now many important features in the nightlies that are not available in Alpha 2. We need some level of stability to work on our own development. So please be kind to your other Haiku developers and keep fixing bugs :-)

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TQH ! Member since:
2006-03-16

I find your post rather ignorant and do take personal offence by your post.

ACPI wasn't ENABLED at all until Alpha 2. The level of testing I DID before even enabling it was enormous. To really test and debug ACPI I had to reboot thousands of times, I had to track down and solve all critical issues reported by others. On top of that some ordinary users seems to think it is ACPI no matter what real problem is.

So, as you seem to know so much better what should be done, why don't you do it?

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Michael Oliveira Member since:
2005-07-07

TQH please do not take it personally. You did a brilliant job! Believe me! Fortunately, the problem of ACPI does not affect my computer, but hundreds of others who appear every day looking for help on IRC.

Again, I applaud your work and ask to continue making the Haiku a powerful system.

I'm a haiku user, I use Haiku * EVERY DAY * and these small problems affect the productivity.

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augiedoggie Member since:
2005-08-12

I appreciate your work on this. It is one of the things that other developers avoid working on for one reason or another.

I look forward to having ACPI and irq routing for more hardware because bug #5 is one of the things preventing me from using Haiku properly.

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