Latest Bugs & Tasks
On certain USB keys, I can create a bootable installation if I precede it with a bootmanager menu, but without the bootmanager menu, the computer gives me an "operating system not found" error. To be specific, the default MBR does not work on 090c:1000 /dev/bus/usb/2/4 "Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly Feiya Technology Corp.)" "Flash Drive" ver. 1100, but bootman does.
Fixed in hrev48311.
If Haiku was remade to be consumable as a website, both locally and remotely, if redesigned as a kind of middleware for running Haiku web applications (called haikus?) this could:
- free it from the present consensus against theming
- free it from the constraints of its C++ API
- free it from limitations of the app_server (drawing primitives?)
- free it from the conventions of its desktop environment (Tracker, Deskbar, Twitcher, etc)
- mitigate the lack of drivers, if consumed from another computer
- allow accessing one's Haiku environment from one's phone
- eventually free Haiku from dependencies on its own kernel and filesystem
- make multiuser more interesting (to experiment with)
- sidestep C++ API integration for script langauges, offering web-based GUI
- allow apps to mix different programming languages
- allow apps to offer services, data to each other
All in all, this would help break Haiku out of its current pigeon hole. It might not be Haiku anymore, but it would be more interesting, to me at least. BeOS fans learned to love the post-BeBox BeOS. "It's dark in the box." Perhaps Haiku fans can learn to love a post-Haiku Haiku, if its spirit, core values, sensibilities, and ease of use remain.
To be clear, for a transitional period of time (years, most likely), the present Haiku would be the premier host platform for its web personality. Haiku weblets would be shown as regular windows when run locally. Remote web consumers would only see the haiku weblets, and weblet windows would be managed by a pluggable window manager, similar to X in concept, tailored to a web user experience when used remotely.
I tested hrev48301 on VMware Player 6.0.4build-2249910 using Windows 8.1 platform. WebPositive worked (not like with Oracle VirtualBox), but I noticed that there was two active mouse pointers at the same time. The first one was on the border of Windows Desktop taskbar and the second one was Haiku's normal "hand-pointer". It looked a little like the distance of the mouse pointers depends on location of the WebPositive vertical scroll bar. My laptop includes normal touchpad and I has also an external Logitech Marble mouse.
When hinting is disabled, fonts are a bit wider but Terminal seems to be unaware of that (even if it is started with hinting already disabled).
I'm attaching two screenshots:
1) Hinting disabled
2) Hinting enabled
hrev 48309 x86_gcc2
Insert DVD-R disk into optical device.
System KDL immediately when attempting to mount disk.
listdev, syslog, and KDL photo attached.
You can download an older nightly image and boot from USB at http://download.haiku-os.org/nightly-images/x86_gcc2_hybrid/
On hrev48215 I was able to use DiskProbe to see/edit the content of files using the string editor of DiskProbe: currently, the string editor of Diskprobe doesn't show any entry. See the attached screenshot.
Fixed in hrev48308.
However, you'll need to run makebootable on your partitions to fix your installs.
Updated to hrev48307 for both x86_gcc2 and x86_64 builds using "pkgman update", "shutdown -r" .
Both partitions are now showing error message "Not a bootable partition", when selected from the Haiku boot menu.
x86_64 bootstrap build hrev48304.
Network preflet has been replaced.
Add package icon overlay for /system/packages and ~/config/packages folders. This way they can be .quickly distinguished from other folders (e.g. if you have then on the Desktop as links or in LaunchBox)
When testing hrev48301 in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 8.1 platform, the system got stuck when I tried to open a web page (http://www.digitoday.fi/). Haiku's hand-cursor freezed, but the arrow mouse pointer of laptop moved intermittent (after VirtualBox Host key pressing?) but did not work when clicked. The external USB Logitech Marble Mouse did not work at all. The right control key (host key of the Virtual Box) of the keyboard worked and I was able to reboot the VirtualBox using it. But it looked like downloading the web site was not completed (like #11469 ?) and the system freezed.
This is hrev48282 with Russian locale.
This is hrev48304 in VMware Fusion 7.0.1 on OS X 10.8.5.
Possible number of CPUs in VM settings: 1,2,3,4,6,8
Haiku boots with any number except 4.
options = 0 APM version 1.2 available, flags 3. Page-Fault Exception: read fault at address: 0x81106000 Welcome to Boot Loader Death Land! eax 0x51 ebx 0x81105faf ecx 0xffffff87 edx 0x5c esi 0xf6ac0 edi 0x24 ebp 0xff50 esp 0xff3c eip 0x13f68 eflags 0x210097 frame return address 0x0000ff50 0x00013f68 0x0000ff80 0x00014073 0x0000ffb0 0x00014167 0x0000fff0 0x000105c1 0x0000fff8 0x00010257 Press a key to reboot.
Fixed in hrev48305.