Haiku Seeing Much Faster HTTP Code, Support For Downloading Files Larger Than 4GB

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 8 March 2021 at 06:17 AM EST. 9 Comments
Over the past month developers on Haiku as the open-source operating system inspired by BeOS have continued advancing the project.

Haiku's latest monthly progress report was issued outlining some of the advancements made. Over the course of February 2021 some of the work included:

- The HTTP code within the Haiku Network Kit has been seeing improvements. There should be "a big performance boost" to Haiku's HTTP code as well as being simpler and having various fixes -- including the ability to download files larger than 4GB.

- WavPack support has been added to the Haiku Media Kit.

- Work continued on the ports to 64-bit ARM and RISC-V.

- The Haiku EFI bootloader now has a "reboot" entry.

- Various other fixes and improvements.

More details on this open-source OS project via Haiku-OS.org.
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