wiki:R1/Alpha2/ReleaseNotes

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Haiku R1 Alpha 2 Release Notes

These are the release notes for Haiku R1 Alpha 2.

System Requirements

Haiku 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 600MB of drive space.

Known Issues

Missing Features

Haiku does not yet have support WPA encryption for wireless networking & WEP encryption is minimally supported.

There's no package management yet.

The Haiku boot manager (bootman) supports a single hard disk drive only.

Haiku's included web browser (WebPositive, powered by WebKit) is not yet a mature web browser.

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.

Font overlay is not yet implemented in Haiku. As a result, if at the beginning of the installation you choose a language that uses glyphs not supported by the default font (such is the case for Japanese, for instance), the localized text on the screen will become garbled. For such cases, until font overlay is implemented, please run the installer in English mode.

Source Code

The source code of Haiku itself, the source code of the required build tools and the optional packages (except for closed source ones) is made available for download at: http://haiku-files.org/files/releases/r1alpha2/sources/

Reporting Issues

There are over # open tickets on Haiku's bug tracker and over # 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: http://dev.haiku-os.org/

For more help see the 'Welcome' link on the Haiku desktop, or visit the website at haiku-os.org.