BeOS-Inspired Haiku ARM64 Upstreaming Started, AMD Ryzen Workarounds Added
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 7 September 2019 at 07:08 AM EDT. 18 Comments
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We are approaching the one year anniversary since the Haiku R1 Beta and the developers working on this open-source BeOS-inspired operating system are as busy as ever with improvements.

Some of the recent work on Haiku includes:

- Figuring out the bits for handling media keys on modern keyboards.

- Reworking handling of VPN and dial-up interfaces, albeit still a work-in-progress.

- Upstreaming started on the 64-bit ARM code as well as other architecture work for 64-bit SPARC and RISC-V.

- Reviewing various parts of the code for security problems.

- Clean-ups and fixes to the XHDCI driver stack to improve some USB3 device support.

- EXT4 and Btrfs file-system support improvements.

- Fixes to the still-maturing NVMe driver.

- Errata patching in Haiku 64-bit for AMD Ryzen CPUs to fix various problems. Haiku should now run "a lot better" on Ryzen systems.

More details on these Haiku improvements via their monthly report.
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