[haiku-development] Re: Proposal from Begeistert: Getting Ready for the First Beta

  • From: Kingdon Barrett <kingdon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:39:59 -0400

On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM, Przemysław Pintal <premislaus1988@xxxxxxxxx
> wrote:

> OK this sounds reasonable. Personally I think that the next official
> release needs a few extra features (better Web+, new scheduler, system
> upgrades and reversing changes if the system update causes KDL). Why?
> Because then this release would be a more complete. Will be better
> accepted. New contracts will begin in October. Let's move the release
> date for another 2-3 months.
I just wanted to plug a feature and ask a question while everyone is
talking about a new release forthcoming;

Some time ago, a student earned Google Summer of Code credit making up the
supporting VirtualBox additions and modules for Haiku.

What is everyone's preferred virtual hardware, or is that additions support
re-packaged now?  Because at the time, it was basically acknowledged as
un-maintained, won't fix upstream vendor sucks type problems.  I heard that
most people are using real hardware with no virtualization.

The main features I would want from the VirtualBox guest modules are a) to
be maintained by a package management team, and b) mouse and display
support with dynamic screen portal dimensions tracking.  3D acceleration
would be nice but I don't know if that's breaking new ground; I haven't
read the forum thread lately, and I don't recall the exact level of
progress that was previously reached.  I got the impression that it was
mostly done, when they came along and broke it off upstream.

It would be nice to find a summary page or current burn-down chart
somewhere off-list.


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