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    71= Haiku R1 Alpha 3 Release Notes =
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    9 These are the release notes for Haiku R1 Alpha 3, our third official release. For this third alpha release, we strived to provide an improved version of Haiku that is more stable, introduces more features for both the end-user and developer, and has a greater chance of properly booting on more hardware. 
     3These are the release notes for Haiku R1 Alpha 3, our third official release. For this third alpha release, we strove to provide an improved version of Haiku that is more stable, introduces more features for both the end-user and developer, and has a greater chance of properly booting on more hardware. 
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    105We have tried hard to make this release as good as possible. Still there are a few known issues and missing features, some of them collected below. Please keep in mind that this is alpha software, which means it is not yet feature complete and still contains known and unknown bugs. While we are mostly confident in the stability of this release, we do not provide any assurances against data loss.
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    2217This is a glimpse into some of the more notable improvements and additions to Haiku, since the previous release, R1 Alpha 2. It should be noted that over 800 bugs closed as fixed since R1 Alpha 2. Additionally, more than 250 subtle bugs have been fixed, which were discovered by Coverity.
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    24 Improved read (and write support) for various filesystems, which includes btrfs, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, NTFS, UDF, and others.
     19Improved read (and write support) for various file systems, which includes btrfs, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, NTFS, UDF, and others.
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     21Various enhancements for hardware support, such as IO-APIC, ACPI, video drivers, network drivers and USB.
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     23Gutenprint is utilized to provide additional printer support.
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    2625Partial fallback for displaying unsupported glyphs of any font. For example some Japanese and Chinese characters will now display.
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    28 Gutenprint is utilized to provide additional printer support.
     27MediaKit's support for decoding and encoding file formats has been improved.
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    30 Various enhancements for hardware support, such as IO-APIC, ACPI, video drivers, network drivers and USB.
     29Addition of a general MIDI SoundFont by Tim Brechbill which enables support for many BeOS MIDI applications.
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     31New IMAP implementation. Mails are now synchronized with the server and not just downloaded like in POP3.
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     33The mail daemon replacement (MDR) and parts of the Mail Kit have been rewritten. MDR crashes are fixed now.
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     35Integration of StackAndTile, which was originally pioneered by the University of Auckland (available via `setdecor SATDecorator`).
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     37Additional window management controls for moving and resizing windows  (CTRL + CMD + first mouse button and CTRL + CMD + second mouse button).
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    3239Update of the secondary and experimental compiler to GCC 4.4.4 (available via `setgcc gcc4`).
     
    3441Support for weak symbols and symbol preemption in GCC 4.
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    36 Integration of StackAndTile, which was originally pioneered by the University of Auckland (available via `setdecor SATDecorator`).
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    38 Additional window management controls for moving and resizing windows (CTRL + CMD + first mouse button, CTRL + CMD + second mouse button).
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    4043The user interfaces of several programs have been overhauled and include BootManager, DiskUsage, MediaPlayer, ReadOnlyBootPrompt and ShowImage.
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    42 MediaKit's support for decoding and encoding file formats has been improved.
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    44 Addition of a general MIDI SoundFont by Tim Brechbill which enables support for many BeOS MIDI applications.
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    46 More applications now use Haiku's Layout API, making their GUI's more resilient to font changes and localization. Furthermore, the layout API has continued to progress towards being stable and public. However, this API is not finalized: it may change at any time, so developers beware.
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    4845The locale support was extended and consolidated to use a single backend (ICU) for both Haiku's native and POSIX's locale API. The interface and reliability of the Locale and Time preflet were improved considerably.
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    50 New IMAP implementation. Mails are now synchronised with the server and not just downloaded like in POP3. To integrate it well into the mail daemon replacement (MDR) many parts of MDR and some parts of the mail kit have been rewritten. MDR crashes are fixed now.
     47More applications now use Haiku's Layout API, making their GUI's more resilient to font changes and localization. Furthermore, the layout API has continued to progress towards being stable and public. However, this API is not finalized: it may change at any time, so developers beware.
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    5249== Missing Features ==