Changes between Version 15 and Version 16 of R1/Alpha1/ReleaseNotes


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    7 = Haiku Alpha 1 Release Notes =
     7= Haiku R1 Alpha 1 Release Notes =
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    99The goal for Haiku R1 is essentially, a fully working and stable operating system. A viable replacement for BeOS R5 (and later).
    10 For Haiku R1 Alpha the goal was to be a usable version of Haiku that is self-hosting, that is, that can check out the sources from SVN, and compile them, and to enable current and future Haiku developers a (mostly) stable operating system to work on their software projects. Therefore we have included the basic build tools, along with clients for cvs, svn, git and hg. This release of Haiku is capable of running binaries built with either GCC 2 or GCC 4. Use of GCC 4 is discouraged, as no compatibility is guaranteed with future versions of Haiku (eg, post-R1). 
     10For Haiku R1 Alpha 1 the goal was to be a usable version of Haiku that is self-hosting, that is, that can check out the sources from SVN, and compile them, and to enable current and future Haiku developers a (mostly) stable operating system to work on their software projects. Therefore we have included the basic build tools, along with clients for cvs, svn, git and hg. This release of Haiku is capable of running binaries built with either GCC 2 or GCC 4. Use of GCC 4 is discouraged, as no compatibility is guaranteed with future versions of Haiku (eg, post-R1). 
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    1313== System Requirements ==
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    15 Haiku currently only works on x86 systems.  Minimum memory required is 128Meg. If compiling Haiku within itself, 1GB of memory is recommended.  Haiku has been tested to work on CPU's as slow as a Pentium II 400MHz, and requires as little as 600Meg of drive space.
     15Haiku currently only works on x86 systems.  Minimum memory required is 128MB. If compiling Haiku within itself, 1GB of memory is recommended.  Haiku has been tested to work on CPU's as slow as a Pentium II 400MHz, and requires as little as 600Meg of drive space.
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    2626The hda driver for HD Audio devices is known to fail with at least some VIA and nVidia devices. Some newer codecs are also not yet supported.
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    2829== Missing Features ==
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    3233DriveSetup does not install a basic bootloader when partitioning a disk. This requires bootman or another MBR bootloader to be manually installed on hard drives that were previously blank.
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    34 Only some USB mass storage devices are not supported. There are different protocols for USB mass storage and currently only transparent SCSI is supported. Most of the current USB sticks make use of this protocol and should work. Some, mostly older, USB sticks and some USB CD-ROM drives do use different protocols however, so they may fail to boot Haiku or may not be recognized if plugged in.
     35Some USB mass storage devices are not supported. There are different protocols for USB mass storage and currently only transparent SCSI is supported. Most current USB sticks make use of this protocol and should work. Some, mostly older, USB sticks and some USB CD-ROM drives do use different protocols however, so they may fail to boot Haiku or may not be recognized if plugged in.
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    3637Haiku doesn't come with an up-to-date web browser (Firefox/BonEcho 2.x).
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    38 USB Keyboards attached to OHCI or to USB 2.0 hubs do not work in Kernel Debugging Land (KDL). They need to be connected to UHCI root ports to work in KDL. Also note that when entering the kernel debugger by means of a panic it is possible that the keyboard does not work. To work around this issue you can manually enter the kernel debugger once and leave it again to enable the USB keyboard.
     39USB keyboards attached to OHCI or to USB 2.0 hubs do not work in Kernel Debugging Land (KDL). They need to be connected to UHCI root ports to work in KDL. Also note that when entering the kernel debugger by means of a panic it is possible that the keyboard does not work. To work around this issue you can manually enter the kernel debugger once and leave it again to enable the USB keyboard.
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    4041There's no package management yet.
     
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    4445Printing to printers connected via USB port or parallel port wont work, because device drivers are missing.
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    4648== Source Code ==