Hi, Axel Dörfler schrieb:
Hi there,since we're at least slowly approaching our desired goals for R1/alpha, I just want to start the discussion on how our distribution should look like, and what expectations the alpha version should fulfill. Are there any features left one definitely wants to see in the alpha release that are not yet tracked as part of http://dev.haiku-os.org/roadmap?For the distribution (it's also an alpha with respect to that IMO), I think we should have a fairly basic set of things we ship. Just enough to fulfill the basic needs our target audience (mostly developers, I guess) will have in common. This probably includes most of the optional packages we have made available so far, and might also include a few things not yet part of those, too. In any case, don't forget that we'll need to maintain, and get bug reports for software that are part of the distribution, too :-) The aim of this thread should be to compile a complete list of things we want to have in the first alpha release, be it feature or software.Please try to be short and concise, as I guess some items could cause some more discussions. If we encounter any harder decisions, we should separate those in a separate thread.
when it comes to software we are going to include, it would vote only for the stuff we have in our repo + all packages required to checkout and build Haiku on Haiku. Maybe a browser would be good as well. I don't worry about an updater, package manager or anything else in an alpha.
What bugs me more is on how we are going to provide the alpha? Are we going to force anyone to build it from source, are we providing an ISO or Live CD?
Forcing an Haiku "newbie" to build from source and dd it on his drive feels, well... Having an ISO, how do we install the thing? Are we able to support the hardware the potential dev, user owns? Have we setup an proper environment (FAQ, know hardware list, know bugs) to make install an easy task or a pain? All in all we should well prepared even for an alpha.
Best Regards, Karsten