Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2005 18:47 UTC, submitted by Tanner
BeOS & Derivatives Today the latest SVN checkout of Haiku sources gave us very good news: app_server can now run Tracker (screenshot 1 2 3), although it crashes so often that it is actually unusable. You can check this yourself by downloading a Haiku image from Philipp Schmid's blog and running it in Virtual PC (or VMWare). This news is a sign that Haiku is near alpha release.
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AGG Library
by Tanner on Wed 6th Jul 2005 19:52 UTC
Tanner
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2005-07-06

The fonts looks so good thanks to the Anti Grain Library used by the app_server rendering.

That graphics library delivers also very good antialiased primitives, vectorialization of shapes...

A great desktop, really. I'm excited about all this.

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RE: AGG Library
by rayiner on Thu 7th Jul 2005 03:58 in reply to "AGG Library"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

If I recall correctly, Haiku uses Freetype for font rendering. Anti-Grain doesn't do font-rendering, which is much more complicated than just rasterizing the font outlines.

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