The July activity report from the Haiku project is out, and there’s a lot of stuff in there. My favourite highlight:
kallisti5 continued work on the ARM architecture, specifically the ARM64 EFI bootloader. EFI CPU code was refactored to be architecture-specific, allowing CPU init code to be properly called, further progressing the EFI bootloader, which is now building and running.
I love the progress on ARM, since ARM seems to have a bright future – Haiku needs to be there.
I’ve played with Haiku VMs on and off for years now, I’ll be very interested to trial Haiku on a newer RaspberryPi once some stable images become available, I presume it’s only a matter of time before someone starts accumulating the required drivers and libraries.
PS; I’m not talking about Headless Server or other older Porting attempts, I’m interested in a Haiku GUI desktop on newer Raspberry Pi hardware. I presume it’s some way off.
I don’t understand people who are all for ARM.
Why root for moving from one incumbent proprietary closed architecture to yet another one?
It will only present the same problems down the road. Seems like rooting for any change in defacto; rather than the right change.
Arguably most ARM based devices are even more opaque and locked down than x86 ones are.