Changes between Version 18 and Version 19 of R1/Alpha3/ReleaseNotes


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Timestamp:
Jun 7, 2011 9:40:16 PM (8 years ago)
Author:
stippi
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Tried to unify the language in the new features list. Lined up the spelling of file systems with Wikipedia.

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  • R1/Alpha3/ReleaseNotes

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    2222This 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 [query:status=closed&changetime=05/10/10..05/16/11&resolution=fixed&group=component&max=1000&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=component 800 bugs closed as fixed] since R1 Alpha 2. Additionally, more than 250 subtle bugs have been fixed, which were discovered by Coverity.
    2323
    24 Improved read (and write support) for various filesystems, which includes btrfs, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, ntfs, udf, and others.
     24Improved read (and write support) for various filesystems, which includes btrfs, exFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, NTFS, UDF, and others.
    2525
    26 Implemented a partial fallback for displaying missing glyphs. For example some Japanese and Chinese characters will now display.
     26Partial fallback for displaying unsupported glyphs of any font. For example some Japanese and Chinese characters will now display.
    2727
    28 Utilized Gutenprint to provide additional printer support.
     28Gutenprint is utilized to provide additional printer support.
    2929
    30 Various enhancements for hardware support, such as IO-APIC, acpi, video drivers, network drivers and USB.
     30Various enhancements for hardware support, such as IO-APIC, ACPI, video drivers, network drivers and USB.
    3131
    32 Updated the secondary and experimental compiler to GCC 4.4.4 (Available for experimental use via `setgcc gcc4`).
     32Update of the secondary and experimental compiler to GCC 4.4.4 (Available for experimental use via `setgcc gcc4`).
    3333
    34 Support for weak symbols and symbol preemption in GCC 4 has been introduced.
     34Support for weak symbols and symbol preemption in GCC 4.
    3535
    36 Integrated StackAndTile, which was originally pioneered by the University of Auckland (Available for experimental use via `setdecor SATDecorator`).
     36Integration of StackAndTile, which was originally pioneered by the University of Auckland (available via `setdecor SATDecorator`).
    3737
    3838Additional window management controls for moving and resizing windows (CTRL + CMD + first mouse button, CTRL + CMD + second mouse button).
     
    4242MediaKit's support for decoding and encoding file formats has been improved.
    4343
    44 Added a general MIDI SoundFont by Tim Brechbill.
     44Addition of a general MIDI SoundFont by Tim Brechbill which enables support for many BeOS MIDI applications.
    4545
    4646More 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.
    4747
    48 Extend and consolidate locale support to use a single backend (ICU) for both Haiku's native and POSIX's locale. Improve interface and reliability of Locale and Time preflet considerably.
     48The 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.
    4949
    5050'''TODO'''