[haiku] Re: Differences between BeOS and Haiku

  • From: "Miroslav Stimac" <Miroslav.Stimac@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:43:04 +0200

Hello Truls,
Hello Alex von Gluck,

Thank you very much for the information.

May I mention or quote you in my master thesis?

Best wishes,
Miroslav

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 00:46:34 +0200
> Von: Truls Becken <truls.becken@xxxxxxxxx>
> An: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Betreff: [haiku] Re: Differences between BeOS and Haiku

> Miroslav Stimac wrote:
> 
> > Are there any other differences?
> 
> Although the target for Haiku R1 is to recreate BeOS R5, it has
> already surpassed the original in many areas.
> 
> - Vector icons, using a format invented by Stippi [1]
> - Locale API to support localization, work in progress
> - Layout API to better handle changes in text size/contents [2]
> - Better fonts through FreeType
> - WebPositive is a modern, yet fast, web browser
> - WiFi support underway, using drivers from FreeBSD
> - MediaKit probably handles more formats
> 
> > Are other differences planned for the future, such as new features
> regarding the graphic user interface or some other part of the operating 
> system?
> 
> - Work has started on how to manage installed applications [3]
> - Advanced window management, try searching for Stack and Tile
> - Multi-user is probably going to happen at some point
> - Full text indexing in addition to metadata queries
> - Maybe break compatibility with BFS [4]
> - Many other plans/ideas [5]
> 
> [1]
> http://www.haiku-os.org/articles/2009-09-14_why_haiku_vector_icons_are_so_small
> [2] http://www.haiku-os.org/documents/dev/laying_it_all_out_part_1
> [3] http://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/PackageManagerIdeas
> [4] http://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/BFSIssues
> [5] http://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/FutureHaikuFeatures  (scroll to bottom)
> 

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