I installed BePodder and BWeather from Haikuware on Alpha3 and both programs function properly, but for connecting to the internet.
I also installed Friss with
installoptionalpackage -a friss
It does connect to the rss feeds that I have added to it.
I was wondering if I needed to start an http network service to get BePodder and BWeather to connect.
I don't know if this is related to the above, but it is a connectivity issue.
I haveto boot twice for a network connection. The first time I boot there is no network connection. Then I reboot and there is a network connection.