Haiku OS Gets TRIM Working For SSDs, Continues Bringing Up RISC-V Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 24 August 2021 at 02:54 PM EDT. 2 Comments
The Haiku open-source operating system project that continues advancing as the virtual successor to BeOS has been enjoying a successful summer.

Along with Haiku R1 Beta 3 having been released at the end of July, there has been a lot of other activity this summer. The Haiku project just published their 2021 summer recap with some of the highlights including:

- FSTRIM is now in place for SATA and NVMe disks to support TRIM/discard of unused sectors on solid-state drives. Previously Haiku's FSTRIM only worked for RAM disks and SD cards.

- Haiku continues growing its RISC-V architecture support.

- Haiku also continues seeing work for advancing its ARM64/AArch64 64-bit Arm hardware support.

- Network driver updates from FreeBSD 13 were merged.

- Haiku's FTPD server after falling behind as a very old fork from FreeBSD has since been synchronized with the latest upstream FreeBSD code.

- A variety of user interface improvements and fixes were merged.

- Continued improvements to the Haiku build system, including support for building Haiku on macOS and Apple Silicon hardware.

More details on the latest Haiku open-source activity via Haiku-OS.org.
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