[haiku-development] Re: R1a4 -- possible?

  • From: Sean Healy <jalopeura@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:35:58 +0100

On 2/16/2012 9:42 AM, fanoIlprimo@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

I can understand A3 is now old and a lot of bug/enhancement are in
nightly... but why it's not a development platform anymore?

Speaking as a contributor and not a developer:

The problem I've experienced is that the code in the repository has changed to the degree that a lot of it can no longer be compiled on alpha 3. Instead, you must either build all of Haiku yourself or download a nightly in order to compile code from the repository.

I ran into this when tracking down a bug in a video driver. It simply wouldn't build for me under alpha 3, so I had to download a nightly and reinstall Haiku in order to work on the code.

When Haiku be will stable we'd have this problem?
It's a Linux nuance that it ***must*** better to avoid IMHO, what do you

I would imagine that that is the goal of the developers - in fact, a lot of suggested changes have already been put in the R2 category, so that there is a more or less stable target for R1. Once this target has been reached and gone through the beta process, R1 will be released, and after that there will (I hope) be only minor bugfix releases.

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