IsComputerOn reports that Haiku now has OpenGL and DVB-T support. You will need Rudolph’s drivers for it to work, naturally. IsComputerOn has more information and screenshots. “And the icing on the cake… Quake 3 also runs on Haiku in OGL! As you can see from the screenshots here and here over at [Beta]’s Flickr page.”
Haiku Gets OpenGL, DVB-T
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2006-05-17 2:25 pmTQH !
It is accelerated in hardware. Probably the most advanced NVIDIA open source 3d-driver, although only for older cards.
Someone is in fact:
2006-05-16 10:57 pmumccullough
In fact right now, I believe hardware-accelerated OpenGL is all that works. The software renderer (based on mesa) isn’t completely integrated yet into the tree.
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We need alternative to Xwindows.
I wont be able to use this os because i have cheapy Emachine.
2006-05-17 3:22 amDoctorPepper
Not being a troll, but why can’t you use Haiku on a cheap eMachine?
Now the open sourced Quake3 works, what about an Enemy Territory port for Haiku/BeOS/Zeta so people can frag each other ’til their little hearts burst.
Edited 2006-05-17 01:10
If Haiku follows the philosophy of the pervasive multithreaded architecture that BeOS has, with those lovely multi-core processors on the way, I think we’ll able to see some multithreading madness on Haiku with Pulse giving you some multi-bars graphs blinking like hell!
OGL, of course, is an impressive addition!
Are you kidding? BeOS LIVES for old, slow computers. So too will Haiku.
Man I am getting sooooo antsy for a beta!!!!
What does X11 have to do with BeOS/Haiku? Its windowing system is an entirely different animal, it’s not related to X in any way, and is in fact generally one of the most responsive GUI environments ever made.
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These guys kick ass. And all I have is a new MC Frontalot interview, in exchange. http://www.nerdcorehiphop.org
But I did mention BeOS on the new Posse Track that is coming out, so maybe that can count as my contribution to the scene, lately?
Part two of the ELQ interview coming to BeDoper, soonish. Unless I can get an article about the nerdcore compilation here. Not blackmail. Really.
I really think its time for a alpha LiveCD…
Axeld, please tell us how to make ourselves a Haiku bootable cd!
It’s about time! I always heard the argument that “it doesn’t even have OpenGL, what good is it?”, and my response was usually “Hey man, it’s on the way… …shut up. (sniffle) (weep)”.
Now, I’m filled with a warm, gooey sense of fulfillment. My next goal is to have a 3-OS multicore Opteron desktop soon (XP, Linux, BeOS (Haiku or Zeta – whichever makes it first)).
Aside from Linux, I don’ think there are any other OS’s that have come this close to being a truely usable alternative PC platform. There’s so many things I like about it (I know this is redundant, and I’ve said all of this before – but when I hear BeOS news, I go loopey)…
* I’ve used Be to salvage Linux-corrupted Fat32 partitions (old Linux, was quite some time ago) – when even DOS thought my 8GB drive was like 456GB with two files on it (numbers and crap like I’ve never seen before), and Windows was hopelessly hosed – Be still saw the entire partition with NO problems whatsoever. I transferred Win98 from one partition to another, and Win didn’t even have a clue as to what had happened.
* When I’m in a hurry and don’t have time to wait for a boot-up, I just select Be and I’m up in 8 or 9 seconds flat. (on an eight-year-old machine, at that!)
* For saving CDs to Ogg Vorbis, I use VorbisEncoder – and nothing else. The ‘Track-as-WAV’ filesystem concept was years before it’s time.
* It’s as stable as a cinderblock – I’ve only crashed it by doing things that were just asking for it.
* The interface is yet to be rivaled (or even come close) by anything out there, PERIOD. Mac OS X users (of which I am one, so don’t think I’m flametesting) are quite astonished by how comfortable they are with Be’s Tracker. It makes Finder feel backwards and kludgy. There has never been better use of the right-click button in all of computer history.
* It’s Unix without the Unix. No XWindow server necessary – or even wanted, Be’s built-in graphics system is like buttered lightning. Now that OpenGL is supported, it’s even better. I’d love to see XWin compatability built in to the BeAPI app_server – if nothing more than just to make Linux/BSD imperialists shut up (not all Lin/BSD users are imperialists, just the ones that fear BeOS).
Intel integrated graphics chips.
2006-05-17 4:40 pm
2006-05-17 4:41 pmJacobMunoz
“No graphic driver for”
– [correction] Your Intel integrated graphics chip.
i855G, i865G (Intel Extreme Graphics 2)
In zeta 1.2 a driver for the i855g – 945gm will be released I cant see the driver on bebits being the one in Zeta 1.2 its not any where ready for distribution within an OS.Thos I know Haiku YT collaberated on it so I’m a little confused. Yes Beos is awesome. I like you can turn any folder into a personalized folder IE. If I put mp3’s in a folder I can add headers to the top for band genre etc. Kinda like Itunes does then sort using those headers and even search. So If I need a doors song but none of the mp3’s have doors in the name I’m okay I added the band names to the meta information so its searchable OH YEAH!!! Pretty much I tunes makes up for your os’s lacking abilities.Mac osX is very similiar to be awesome gui with a cli. But it lacks a little bit speed is the most noticable searching is another.I really wish Be had become OSX because that would mean it would have advanced ALOT in the past ten years. I have seen a lot of news about haiku lately running firefox and yab all kinds of progress which is great considering how long its been in development. I look forward to Zeta 1.2 cuz it has my vga driver added, I might even replace my phos installation. Speaking of Phos Loons site has been down or needs a uname passwd and I’m still running phos 6 beta, has there been any improvements?
Edited 2006-05-17 18:55
2006-05-18 1:02 pmJack Burton
“Speaking of Phos Loons site has been down or needs a uname passwd and I’m still running phos 6 beta, has there been any improvements? ”
Are you aware of the fact that Phos is not, and will never be, anything more than a Frankensteinish crappy puzzle of random components taken from various beos versions ?
And its legal status is questionable, at least.
2006-05-18 2:58 pmsogabe
According to a report on Haiku News at http://haikunews.org/1202 , the Haiku driver in bebits.com is “is unconnected to the Intel driver which yellowTAB donated.” Apparently, the much advertised cooperation from yT never materialized.
Haiku is rapidly rising. It seemed doomed to us casual observers but a year ago but now it probably has more potential than most of the niche operating systems out there.
Congratulations. I love seeing the smaller OSs making progress. I’d be nice if they could eventually find a way to get OpenGL accelerated in hardware, but alas, no companies are nice enough to help out.