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  • Gallium3D Support For Haiku Operating System

    Phoronix: Gallium3D Support For Haiku Operating System

    Gallium3D, the graphics driver architecture created by Tungsten Graphics designed to overhaul graphics drivers on Linux and other operating systems, has caused quite a stir lately. Gallium3D this year alone has picked up support for features like OpenGL ES, OpenCL, network debugging support, and many other prominent changes, albeit the GPU hardware drivers are still lacking...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzUxMg

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    Initial Gallium3D support was added to Haiku a while ago and AFAIK is being merged over time.

    Mesa has been included in the Haiku tree for some time - and now that Gallium3D has been in development, it is now looking to be a most perfect fit for the project! It's great to think we could have hardware accelerated OpenGL 3.2 or newer support on Haiku maybe within a year or two. With an uprated game kit and some nice development tools, it would make a very nice gaming platform.

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    • #3
      Rest of Gallium3D port to Haiku is in Haiku SVN, only software renderer is available for now
      http://dev.haiku-os.org/browser/haik...add-ons/opengl

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      • #4
        Also screenshot from first testrun

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        • #5
          Haiku has had a softpipe port of Gallium3d for a good while

          I'm not sure that the hardware drivers are there though

          here is the original git repo http://github.com/aljen/haiku-opengl/tree/master

          I think development on it might be going straight into haiku svn now though

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          • #6
            What?! No... fscking... way!

            The last time I looked at Haiku they just managed to be self-contained or something (can compile itself from their own OS).

            This rocks How's the wireless network support? I might actually give this OS a go ^^,

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            • #7
              Sorry but I don't get it. Why is Haiku still being developed? Has BeOS something Linux doesn't? It looks like a pure waste of resources to me...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                Sorry but I don't get it. Why is Haiku still being developed? Has BeOS something Linux doesn't? It looks like a pure waste of resources to me...
                Haiku is meant to be super fast, sleek and smooth because it's solely developped as a desktop OS. Linux is a big, fits everything jungle that needs to be tied together with ugly hack in distro's like Ubuntu, and is not really optimised for desktop use. Haiku, doesn't have these problems.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                  Sorry but I don't get it. Why is Haiku still being developed? Has BeOS something Linux doesn't? It looks like a pure waste of resources to me...
                  Originally posted by Haiku FAQ
                  Why not Linux?

                  Linux-based distributions are a collection of numerous software that do not necessarily follow the same development guidelines and/or goals. This lack of overall vision often results in increased complexity, insufficient integration, and sometimes inefficient solutions, making the use of your computer more complicated than it should actually be.
                  Seems reasonable to me.

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                  • #10
                    haiku -with all the work that has been done in open source so far- seems to have potential

                    as long as they port (to the native toolkit) what works well (ie Firefox Thunderbird OOo) it can be a viable alternative


                    quality will be the key to success and as long as they keep the million crap apps that don't work away they will have no problem

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                      Haiku is meant to be super fast, sleek and smooth because it's solely developped as a desktop OS. Linux is a big, fits everything jungle that needs to be tied together with ugly hack in distro's like Ubuntu, and is not really optimised for desktop use. Haiku, doesn't have these problems.
                      Thanks, now it makes sense. Not a fan of yet another OS (with the possibility of even more forks) but WTH...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MaestroMaus View Post
                        Thanks, now it makes sense. Not a fan of yet another OS (with the possibility of even more forks) but WTH...
                        I wouldn't mind a fast OS system that is sleek and can run at decent speed on my EeePC 900 :/ Fedora doesn't even run X without 256MB RAM.

                        I mean c'mon... And everything is open source and portable so I don't really see the problem here. It's just some folks who want to resurrect their favo OS. What's the problem

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                          Haiku is meant to be super fast, sleek and smooth because it's solely developped as a desktop OS. Linux is a big, fits everything jungle that needs to be tied together with ugly hack in distro's like Ubuntu, and is not really optimised for desktop use. Haiku, doesn't have these problems.
                          Haha good joke I'd love to see this Haiku to be at least half as fast as Linux or any other OS. Don't spread FUD, Linux isn't big. It's hard to understand you only use just some part of the Linux kernel archive? Desktop distros are optimized for desktop use (or at least they should be and if they're not, nothing prevents you from doing this...). Fedora probably has every heavy feature enabled, so if you want compare something to Haiku use Arch Linux with similar DE like Haiku has, etc. You can only dream about some Linux advantages on desktop like interactivity, responsiveness and much more...
                          Last edited by kraftman; 09-06-2009, 02:03 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                            Haha good joke I'd love to see this Haiku to be at least half as fast as Linux or any other OS. Don't spread FUD, Linux isn't big. It's hard to understand you only use just some part of the Linux kernel archive? Desktop distros are optimized for desktop use (or at least they should be and if they're not, nothing prevents you from doing this...). Fedora probably has every heavy feature enabled, so if you want compare something to Haiku use Arch Linux with similar DE like Haiku has, etc. You can only dream about some Linux advantages on desktop like interactivity, responsiveness and much more...
                            Ubuntu is supposed to be the slick, stripped down Linux distro and it runs like shit on a pentium3. Now if I would turn all these features of, then I would not get all the advantages of Linux...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                              Ubuntu is supposed to be the slick, stripped down Linux distro and it runs like shit on a pentium3. Now if I would turn all these features of, then I would not get all the advantages of Linux...
                              I know what you mean. I'm talking about strict e kernel advantages (like preemption) not features like compiz, some scripts etc. To make a fair comparison, compare some thin distro to Haiku. Btw. I ran Kubuntu 8.10 or 8.04 on Duron 850Mhz, 512MB SD Ram and it ran very good (probably it wasn't full of scripts or something like this yet).

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                              In theory if you put Linux kernel to Haiku's environment you won't make it slower. My point is some distros can be bloated, but Linux kernel isn't.

                              P.S. If Ubuntu is supposed to be slick and stripped down Linux distro it doesn't mean it is
                              Last edited by kraftman; 09-06-2009, 02:37 PM.

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