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Ticket #12621 (Implement a get-url function in pkgman) created

Wed, 2016-01-27 13:07

A great addition to pkgman would be to have a get-url function which would only display the url for a package, and not install said package.

One use-case for this is in HaikuPorter, where we need to download pre-built packages but do not want them installed in /system/packages. By having the URL, we could then download the packages ourselves into a different directory of our choosing.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12620 (Use a map for finding areas in ServerMemoryAllocator) created

Tue, 2016-01-26 20:40

This is a patch to solve a TODO in src/kits/app/ServerMemoryAllocator.cpp
I couldn't test it, but i post it for review here. Don't hesitate to comment !!

Categories: Development

Ticket #12619 (the 'Zlib' license file contains more than just the license itself) created

Tue, 2016-01-26 15:20

When working on the recipe for NFD with a GCI student, I noticed the Zlib license we provide contains the whole header block with the C comments and also the copyright.

/* zlib.h -- interface of the 'zlib' general purpose compression library
  version 1.2.3, July 18th, 2005
  Copyright (C) 1995-2005 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
  This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
  Jean-loup Gailly        Mark Adler
  The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for
  Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files
  (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format) and rfc1952.txt (gzip format).

It makes it unsuitable to use with other Zlib-licensed software (I made the student add a "Zlib-generic" license file for NFD, but we shouldn't need that).

Categories: Development

Ticket #12618 ([app_server] redraw issues after changing Panel background color) created

Tue, 2016-01-26 13:37


Originally filled at ​

PecoRename starts using a lot of cpu after changing Panel background color in Appearances preflet.

It also reproduces a bug in app_server when it fails to update foreground window when moving one above PecoRename.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12617 (Merge all instances of BSD headers into one place (WIP/Help requested)) created

Mon, 2016-01-25 20:13

BSD library headers exist in several places, most notably /headers/compatibility/bsd/ and /src/libs/compat/freebsd_network/compat. The latter is a significantly more complete version, but it is unavailable to normal apps outside the tree. Making these headers available is crucial for being able to port applications which natively run on BSD to Haiku.

I have attached a WIP of merging the sys/ and machine/ folders of compatibility and freebsd_network to compatibility, where they would be available to all apps which want to use them.

As you can see, this change is quite involved. In particular, the freebsd_network headers will depend on the compatibility/bsd headers, which means that all instances in the tree that use the freebsd_network headers need to have their Jamfile modified. I did that for a handful of instances where this comes up, but before I continued doing this change, I wanted to ask for comments whether this change is desirable in general.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12616 (HaikuDepot search term) created

Mon, 2016-01-25 18:53

Hello there,
I noticed when entering the depot in a search box, which are all available apps displayed. However, I expect the Apps with A, not all. It would be better if you were since the characters * for all app.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12615 ([Mail] crashes in PersonList::EntryRemoved) created

Mon, 2016-01-25 14:04


Mail crashes when I try to build anything with haikuporter. Possibly when it sets up chroot.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12246 (BNetworkAddress IsLocal false when SetTo "::1" IPv6 address) closed

Mon, 2016-01-25 00:31

Actually, this is duplicate of #12247 ;-)

Setting IPv6 addresses to BNetworkAddress fail.

Categories: Development

Ticket #11414 (IPv6 KDL in Network Preflet) closed

Sun, 2016-01-24 22:50

no longer crashes as of hrev50047. Setting the IPv6 address static or disabled results in an instant transition to "automatic" and settings are lost... but at least it doesn't crash :-).

There are several core IPv6 bugs still (#12245, #12246, #12247) but this crash now solved :-)

Categories: Development

Ticket #12614 (Webpositive crashes on Google Maps) created

Sun, 2016-01-24 19:08

Open any map in Google Maps
Zoom in/out or move map
Eventually Webpositive crashes or even locks up the system
Debug report and syslog attached

Categories: Development

Ticket #12589 (Default button look changed for the worse) closed

Sun, 2016-01-24 10:23

Applied (the second one) in hrev50052.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12519 (Web+ - Crashes appserver after 18h plus running) closed

Sun, 2016-01-24 09:33

Apparently Jua forgot to mark this one as "duplicate", and the duplicated ticket is now closed.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12613 (app_server handles overlay hooks incorrectly.) created

Sat, 2016-01-23 23:13

The app_server is currently handling overlay capability of videocards quite buggy.

As fas as I saw upto now (while working on the VIA overlay engine) the app_server just once asks the driver if overlay is supported (directly after system boot). That's wrong.
Furthermore, the app_server asks this question even before the first mode was set. Also wrong. The target mode should be set, and then (only then!) the app_server should request the overlay hooks. If a new mode is set, the hooks need to be requested again.

Please have a look at the code for the overlay hook exports in the VIA driver for instance and you'll recognize why it should be as I just described (and also how Be did it!)


One important item is RAM bandwidth: this is especially an item on higher res modes, with high colorspace, on shared RAM solutions (cheaper videocards, some laptops..):
So, if the total RAM bandwidth used for the mode itself leaves not enough bandwidth for next to that fetching overlay images.. the hooks will, for these modes, not be exported.

There are more restrictions depending on hardware..

Granted, for newer cards there will be less restrictions than for older cards... Still, the way Be did it is the only theoretically correct way. (check restrictions per mode)

Since no mode is set before the hooks are requested, chances are some cards drivers don't export their hooks, as no set mode is not supported by definition. Even if they do export the hooks, overlay is not guaranteed to work correctly since the driver does not know if the mode will violate it's hardware properties.

At least the VIA driver blocks the hooks (which is correct) because of this.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12612 (MPEG-4 part 2/XVID - Video dual speed) created

Sat, 2016-01-23 20:23

Playing MPEG-4 part 2/XVID movies with MPlayer show the video at dual speed
VLC 0.8.6i can't show the movie at all

Mplayer only report:
Video: MPEG-4 part 2

VLC 0.8.6i reports:
main decoder : looking for decoder module: 21 candidates
main decoder : cannot load module `/packages/vlc-0.8.6i-1/.self/lib/vlc/codec/'
main decoder : cannot load module `/packages/vlc-0.8.6i-1/.self/lib/vlc/codec/'
main decoder : no suitable decoder module for fourcc `XVID'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
main decoder : killing decoder fourcc `XVID', 0 PES in FIFO

VLC 0.8.6d is able to play the file without any problems and reports:
main decoder : looking for decoder module: 21 candidates
ffmpeg decoder : libavcodec initialized (interface 3349504 )
ffmpeg decoder : postprocessing disabled
ffmpeg decoder : using direct rendering
ffmpeg decoder : ffmpeg codec (MPEG-4 Video) started
main decoder : using decoder module "ffmpeg"

Here is two sample movies i found that generates this error:

ffprobe: Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (XVID / 0x44495658), yuv420p

ffprobe: Video: mpeg4 (XVID / 0x44495658), yuv420p
Info about the file:

Some info about MPEG4 part 2

Categories: Development

Ticket #12611 (screeninfo now also prints the color space and whether overlay is ...) created

Sat, 2016-01-23 14:27

Modified screeninfo so that it also prints the color space and whether overlay is supported.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12610 (Most BeOS translators crash the DataTranslators window) created

Thu, 2016-01-21 17:40

As in title. BeCasso translator attached, it's a good example of this.

Categories: Development

Ticket #12609 (/bin/mail doesn't handle piped in data) created

Thu, 2016-01-21 14:38

/bin/mail is now included in the Haiku image (thanks!) but doesn't work when piping the message text via standard input (the BeOS one does work that way too).

Needs an end-of-file detection as well as the manual period on a line test. If you want to get fancy, only use the "." end of message marker when reading from a terminal. gets() returns NULL at end of file, should test for that and break out of the line reading loop at that time. Example user level usage to test it (make sure the last line of the listing gets through too):

ls | mail -s Testing me@…

Categories: Development