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What’s new in Haiku R1/alpha2 ?

Intervenant(s) : François Revol
Langue : English Niveau : Débutant
Date : Vendredi 9 juillet 2010 Horaire : 09h20 Durée : 20 minutes
Lieu : ENSEIRB - Amphi B
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The talk

Haiku is a free software operating system designed from the ground up for the desktop, inspired by the BeOS. The second alpha release of Haiku brings in several new features and bug fixes, which along with huge speed optimizations is one step closer to a first beta release.

New features include integration of former Google Summer of Code projects like the Locale Kit, or the independently written wireless stack which supports WEP encryption and many drivers imported from FreeBSD. ACPI is now enabled and used by default, though not for suspend yet. Several more filesystems are supported, like UDF, and a preliminary packagefs as an attempt to handle installing software easily. Until a proper package manager is written, an installoptionalpackage script makes it easy to get a fully useful operating system. Development of a native WebKit-based browser has been resumed, leading to an alternative to the well known Firefox 2 port.

The speaker

François Revol is a Ph.D candidate at Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble(LIG) and Laboratoire de Conception et d’Intégration des Systèmes (LCIS), and one of the developers of the Haiku operating system.