Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 18:41 UTC, submitted by anevilyak
BeOS & Derivatives Some good stuff from Begeistert 026, the recurring get-together for BeOS and now Haiku programmers. A lot of work is being done on the debugger, the Auckland Layout Editor (which sounds very impressive), and the Haiku port to ARM. Haiku on ARM is getting closer and closer to booting - for now it ends up in Kernel Debugging Land (a kernel panic).
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RE[4]: What happened?
by Narishma on Mon 5th Nov 2012 20:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What happened?"
Narishma
Member since:
2005-07-06

That last one, the alpha 3, is the one I tried. As I said, not much happened since then (more than a year ago) in terms of releases.

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RE[5]: What happened?
by umccullough on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:02 in reply to "RE[4]: What happened?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

That last one, the alpha 3, is the one I tried. As I said, not much happened since then (more than a year ago) in terms of releases.


Yes, it's unfortunate that Haiku only prepares a new alpha release approximately once a year - but there are nightly builds released with new features and bug fixes almost every day.

If you're looking to complain about the length of time between "stable" alpha releases, then I really can't argue with your sentiments.

Perhaps if there were more people helping to develop and organize a release, we could do them more often (I'd be satisfied with 6 month cycles).

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RE[5]: What happened?
by Morgan on Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:50 in reply to "RE[4]: What happened?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

All the real fun in Haiku can be had with the nightly updates. I've gone from a mostly not working netbook on Alpha 3 to the same netbook fully supported under various nightlies. You just have to read the release notes to figure out where you want to start from.

For me, it was the point they added WPA support soon after the Alpha 3 release. Barring one minor hiccup, I had nothing but improved performance and support when testing nightlies about once a month on that device.

I'm seriously looking forward to a working RPi install; I know that's a long time coming but I have always been patient with Haiku. ;)

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