Haiku R1Alpha 2 is neigh

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  1. Mad Echidna

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    <a href="http://dev.haiku-os.org/changeset/36348" target="_blank">http://dev.haiku-os.org/changeset/36348</a>

    Woo! I heard from Cyber Kitsune that WEP is already working in the wifi stack now, and that wpa is coming soon. Woot.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=444445:date=Apr 19 2010, 12:11 PM:name=Mad Echidna)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mad Echidna @ Apr 19 2010, 12:11 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=444445"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><a href="http://dev.haiku-os.org/changeset/36348" target="_blank">http://dev.haiku-os.org/changeset/36348</a>

    Woo! I heard from Cyber Kitsune that WEP is already working in the wifi stack now, and that wpa is coming soon. Woot.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I wish it was as easy to build the Haiku source code as it is the ReactOS source code. I'd need to dedicate a whole weekend to setting up the weird environment needed to compile it....

    Though this is great news!
     
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    An OS is usually a huge pain to compile until it becomes self-compiling. Many people consider that the TRUE point an OS comes into its own.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=444495:date=Apr 19 2010, 11:42 AM:name=Chilly Willy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chilly Willy @ Apr 19 2010, 11:42 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=444495"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->An OS is usually a huge pain to compile until it becomes self-compiling. Many people consider that the TRUE point an OS comes into its own.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Yeah guys, you do know that Haiku has been self hosting for at least a year right? :P

    All you need to do is build Haiku is get a nightly image. The build environment comes pre-configured. Then just use SVN to checkout the code! It's actually simple as hell. Here's a link to some instructions <a href="http://www.haiku-os.org/guides/building/pre-reqs" target="_blank">http://www.haiku-os.org/guides/building/pre-reqs</a>
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=444525:date=Apr 19 2010, 02:41 PM:name=Mad Echidna)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mad Echidna @ Apr 19 2010, 02:41 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=444525"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=444495:date=Apr 19 2010, 11:42 AM:name=Chilly Willy)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chilly Willy @ Apr 19 2010, 11:42 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=444495"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->An OS is usually a huge pain to compile until it becomes self-compiling. Many people consider that the TRUE point an OS comes into its own.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Yeah guys, you do know that Haiku has been self hosting for at least a year right? :P

    All you need to do is build Haiku is get a nightly image. The build environment comes pre-configured. Then just use SVN to checkout the code! It's actually simple as hell. Here's a link to some instructions <a href="http://www.haiku-os.org/guides/building/pre-reqs" target="_blank">http://www.haiku-os.org/guides/building/pre-reqs</a>
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    I'm well aware that Haiku is self hosting. But I have no hardware to spare and compiling it from a virtual machine is incredibly slow (on an order of DAYS). On my old desktop (which doesn't work now), I had a Cygwin cross-compile build environment, and on one of my older laptops, a Linux cross-build environment.

    It was tricky as hell to get the Cygwin environment to work, and I'm hearing that it doesn't work at all nowadays. I'll have to figure something out to deal with that. My last resort may be to set up a Haiku VM and just do the compilations from there, but I really don't want to do that....

    ReactOS has also been self-hosting for quite some time, but I never want to compile from there. I usually cross compile from Linux or compile on Windows.

    Also, it looks like the R1 Alpha 2 countdown <a href="http://www.haiku-os.org/news/2010-04-21_launch_sequence_initialized_r1_alpha_2_countdown_t_minus" target="_blank">has started</a>!