[haiku] Re: V\OS Project Announcement (Haiku on linux)
- From: "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6723@xxxxxxx>
- To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 22:32:14 +0000
There are always lots of people to tell others what to do.
Patches welcome (to Haiku, but I would guess Barrett will accept
contributors to V\OS too)!
Barrett has made a pragmatic choice with Linux. It may not be pretty,
but it works, and has the best hardware support. Maybe not very
exciting, but sometimes one just needs to take a fundation that works,
and build upon it.
He will not spend evenings debugging XHCI and USB mass storage drivers,
as is my case this week (I just wanted to compile a web browser at
first! why did I end up there?)
Some other thoughts that crossed my mind on this V\OS:
This project could possibly be used to port (quasi-)Haiku to ARM devices.
Also, it might be possible to use FreeBSD or NetBSD kernel, use some of their
device drivers including USB wi-fi among others.
FreeBSD has what may be the best naming convention for disk devices, but NetBSD
kernel would need to be adjusted to dynamic, as opposed to static, device
nodes, get rid of MAKEDEV.
A byproduct of such quasi-Haiku development might be improving FreeBSD and/or
NetBSD, but might be off-topic for a Haiku list. I won't dwell on it here.
Such a quasi-Haiku OS would really be Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, or other OS in
different clothing, with no Web Positive browser.
Haiku developers can look through Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD kernel source
including device drivers and get ideas of what must be modified to include in
Haiku kernel. This might be more relevant for Haiku kernel.
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