Haiku Marching Towards R1 Beta 3, RISC-V Bring-Up, Intel Display work

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 11 July 2021 at 08:55 AM EDT. 12 Comments
The Haiku open-source operating system building off the inspiration and work of BeOS is continuing strong over the summer months.

The Haiku OS project has published their June 2021 progress report with a lot of work being tackled as part of this "BeOS successor" that has been in the works for two decades. Highlights for June include:

- Work continues toward Haiku OS Beta 3.

- RISC-V bring-up for Haiku OS is ongoing with recently funding hardware purchases for two of its developers. Haiku OS on RISC-V is already booting within virtual machines.

- Various POSIX compatibility improvements.

- Several fixes around font rendering.

- Problems in Haiku's USB3 driver were addressed to make it better at recovering in some error situations.

- Continued work on their Intel graphics driver support with better VGA / DVI / HDMI output handling on Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge. DisplayPort is working for some systems now. Dual head support is working for some systems but only in clone mode.

- Numerous bootloader improvements.

- XFS file-system support is improving thanks to Google Summer of Code.

- User interface work is also progressing.

More details on this work over on Haiku-OS.org.
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