wiki:FutureHaiku/Features

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The intention of this page is to classify features and their place with respect to R1. Once every feature is classified, the releases up to and including R1 can then be scheduled. This schedule will help to serve as inspiration to contribute to features that are required for a particular release.

Procedure

  1. Define the R1 feature set. Features should be organized in three groups:
    • must-have features
    • nice-to-have features (which shouldn't hold off the release)
    • definitely-post-R1 features
  1. Define a rough estimation/schedule for the implementation of the missing

features.

  1. Create the R1 roadmap. This includes all releases we want to do until R1, tagged with preliminary release dates.

Features

Locale

Reasons For

  1. more polished impression
  2. despite a non-public API, it has stirred many contributions and is important even in its current state

Reasons Against

  1. need to update bundled third party applications
  2. locale kit not ready to be public API
  3. layout kit not ready to be public API
  4. including it in Pre-R1 & not in R1 Final, may cause false hopes

SubTasks

  1. Preflet needs work
  2. update applications to use Layout Kit
    • Mail - partially (settings)
    • Media - partially
    • Terminal - partially
    • E-mail - calculating dynamic sizes
    • FileTypes - calculating dynamic sizes
    • TextSearch - calculating dynamic sizes
    • DiskProbe - calculating dynamic sizes
    • DataTranslations
    • Tracker
    • TV
    • ShowImage
    • SoundRecorder
    • People
    • Poorman
    • MediaConverter
    • Magnify
    • DiskUsage
    • Cortex
    • CDPlayer
    • Bootman
    • Tracker
    • Time
    • ScreenSaver
    • Shortcuts
    • Printers
  3. update applications to use Locale Kit
  4. update 3rd party applications bundled with Haiku
    • Vision
    • WebPositive
    • BePDF
    • ClockWerk
    • Pe
    • WonderBrush

Wifi

Reasons For

  1. even without encryption, it improves Haiku's appeal & usability
  2. marketing appeal

Reasons Against

  1. including it in Pre-R1 & not in R1 Final, may cause false hopes

SubTasks

  1. IRQ sharing issues
  2. userland utilities (network preflet integration, some form of notification in deskbar)
  3. proper cli integration with ifconfig
  4. WEP encryption
  5. WPA/WPA2 encryption
    • Porting wpa_supplicant, would be the quickest way to get WPA/WPA2 support working, presumably as an extension to the net_server, just like dhcp is.

WebPositive

Reasons For

  1. BeZillaBrowser/Bon Echo/FireFox 2.x is outdated and is a constant blemish
  2. In ways, it is more advanced than BeZillaBrowser

Reasons Against

  1. Missing functionality that users expect in a browser

SubTasks

  1. WebKit as optional build feature
  2. Integrate WebPositive in repository
    • for next alpha, perhaps just an OptionalPackage?

ACPI

  1. wide spread testing
  2. http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/5064

Package manager

SubTasks

  1. UnionFS needs to be implemented, such that one can edit a file that has been inserted by a package (like config files).
  2. thorough testing required
  3. test packages need to be created

IRQ Routing

Fill in details.

Debugger

  1. not quite ready for public consumption yet.

Media Kit Encoding Support

Fill in details.

Network Preflet Rewrite

Device Manager

TTY Layer

Reasons For

  1. Would allow Haiku to be debugged by another installation of Haiku

Reasons Against

  1. More frequently, new hardware is missing serial header

Stack and Tile

Reasons Against

  1. Requires much code refactoring before merging into trunk

Session Management

Fill in details.

Content Based Search

Fill in details.

Unscheduled

  1. Hardware 3D acceleration
    • 3D accelerated app_server
  2. Tracker rewrite/refactoring
    • separate view mode code
    • add more view modes
  3. Multi-user support
  4. 64 bit support
  5. Keyboard shortcut and gestures management (Spicy Keys has been integrated as "Shortcuts", needs improvements.)
  6. Keyboard and Mouse settings associated with hardware
  7. Multi-head support in app_server
  8. Concurrent user support in input and app_server
  9. Remote app_server (has been implemented, but could use more user-friendly integration)
  10. New file system - FutureHaikuFileSystem
  11. More POSIX compatibility
  12. Replacing the C library
  13. Power management
  14. I/O APICs (implemented, but the interrupt mapping for PCI interrupts that has to be read through ACPI is yet missing)
  15. Finalize new driver architecture and rewrite all drivers
  16. IPv6 network support
  17. Floppy drive support
  18. Media Acceleration library (common routines to be used by media plugins that can be replaced by OpenCL, SSE or the like)
  19. API changes after dropping BeOS backwards compatibility - APIChangesOnCompatibilityDrop
  20. Calendar / Scheduling application (and server?)
  21. Gamepad/joystick support ML thread

Random Questions

  1. What is needed to make the Locale Kit public?
  2. What needs to be improved for the Locale Preflet?

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