Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of R1/Alpha1/ReleaseNotes

Sep 8, 2009, 10:38:03 PM (11 years ago)

Start of the release notes, this still need more work but I figured I'd kick it off.


  • R1/Alpha1/ReleaseNotes

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    11This is a whiteboard to jot down notes and bits of information that you might want to share with the users about alpha 1. What works, what doesn't, etc.
     3Perhaps this should be included in the released iso, image and vmdk zip files as a standard text file, that way when the zip file is located years from now there will be these release notes in it explaining what it is. -scottmc
     7Haiku Alpha 1 Release Notes:
     9The goal for Haiku R1 is essentially, a fully working and stable operating system. A viable replacement for BeOS R5 (and later).
     10For 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.
     12Missing Features:
     14Haiku does not yet have support for wireless networking.
     15List other important missing features here.
     17System Requirements:
     19Haiku currently only works on x86 systems.  Minimum memory required is XXMeg.
     20Haiku has been tested to work on systems as slow as XXXMHz, and requires as little as XXXMeg of drive space.
     22Reporting Issues:
     24There are over 1000 open tickets on Haiku's bug tracker and over 3000 closed items.  If you find what you believe to be an issue please search our trac to see if it has already been reported and if not file a new ticket:
     26For more help see the 'Welcome' link on the Haiku desktop, or visit the webiste at