Linked by Andrew Hudson on Mon 20th Jun 2011 17:19 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Haiku Alpha 3 has been in development for more than 14 months. In that time more than 800 bugs have been identified and fixed, major sections have been updated, applications have been added and updated, and great progress has been made in supporting additional hardware. Here is a summary of updates, more details can be found here. Also inside, interviews with some core Haiku developers.
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Couple things
by agildehaus on Mon 20th Jun 2011 20:18 UTC
agildehaus
Member since:
2005-06-29

Is there any hope for 2D support for recent nVidia cards (the 400/500 series)? The VESA driver is great and all, but it doesn't support anywhere near the native resolution of my monitor and I'm stuck with a letterboxed 1280x1024.

Built-in Bonjour (Rendezvous) support for printing would be quite welcomed.

Also: Is WebPositive still seeing active development? It doesn't seem to have moved much in the last 6 months.

GREAT release though, despite the shortcomings to be expected with an alpha ;)

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RE: Couple things
by Parry Hotter on Mon 20th Jun 2011 21:27 in reply to "Couple things"
Parry Hotter Member since:
2007-07-20

Is there any hope for 2D support for recent nVidia cards (the 400/500 series)? The VESA driver is great and all, but it doesn't support anywhere near the native resolution of my monitor and I'm stuck with a letterboxed 1280x1024.

Sooner or later a developer will find himself in the same situation and implement the support needed.

Is WebPositive still seeing active development? It doesn't seem to have moved much in the last 6 months.

Haiku is alive and overall doing well although progress might be sporadic for various parts of it. WebPositive development may seem dormant right now but will erupt again.

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RE: Couple things
by jonas.kirilla on Tue 21st Jun 2011 00:12 in reply to "Couple things"
jonas.kirilla Member since:
2005-07-11

I know it's not what you asked for, but fwiw there is work in progress on native Radeon HD support. 2D, modesetting.

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RE: Couple things
by Kivada on Tue 21st Jun 2011 05:02 in reply to "Couple things"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Is there any hope for 2D support for recent nVidia cards (the 400/500 series)? The VESA driver is great and all, but it doesn't support anywhere near the native resolution of my monitor and I'm stuck with a letterboxed 1280x1024.


Need to wait for the Gallium3D Nouveau driver http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nouveau_linux3&n...

Shouldn't be too much longer till it gets ported as it's one of the highest priority pieces to the puzzle. There still a cash bounty out for it?

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