Haiku’s latest monthly activity report is out, and it contains a lot of interesting points of progress. Since I can’t highlight them all, here’s one that I think is vital.
Korli continued his work on 32-bit applications support for x86_64. He now has most of the binary-loading, commpage, signals, and syscall system changes merged, though there are still a lot of pending changes to fix individual syscalls and then start applications in 32-bit mode.
There’s also a major new port: LibreOffice has been ported to Haiku.
I’m always impressed at Haiku. Most recently, I tried a recent nightly built on my little ASUS netbook, and it runs *perfectly*, flat out *better* than Linux or Windows, with every bit of the hardware fully supported. It’s just amazing the progress it’s made. Truly an example of the power of persistence: screw trying to rush it, take the time to do the job right, and it’ll get done.