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New BeOS Audio Driver needs testers

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 19 Aug, 2002 @ 3:33 PM

Ok.. so this post at osnews is by a guy working on a driver for BeOS Audio. It supports several chipsets that cover cards such as:

Best Union Miss Melody 4DWave PCI
Warpspeed ONSpeed 4DWave PCI
AzTech PCI 64-Q3D
CHIC True Sound 4Dwave
Shark Predator4D-PCI
Jaton SonicWave 4D.
Hoontech’s Digital-NX
Aztech’s PCI 288-Q3D II
Addonics’ SoundVision 750 and SoundVision 1700.

If you can help the guy out and test his driver, head over there and get in touch with him!

Update: To clarify, here are the actual chipsets the driver is for:

vendor:1039 (Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS))
card_id:7018 (SiS7018 PCI Audio Accelerator - part of sis630 chipset)

vendor:10b9 (Acer Labs Incorporated (ALi))
card_id:5451 (PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device)

vendor:1023 (Trident Microsystems)
card_id:2001 (4DWave(NX) PCI Audio)

vendor:1023 (Trident Microsystems)
card_id:2000 (4DWave(DX) PCI Audio)

Note: you could have gotten this from clicking the link, but some people seem to think omitting it here is erroneous, so it’s now added. ;P Anyway, Enjoy!

BeOS Icons for OS X and OpenBeOS

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 19 Aug, 2002 @ 9:56 AM
Art / Image

Last week I heard from a BeOS fan, Matthew McClintock. He has created some BeOS Icons for OS X. This is great for everyone using OS X who misses Be, but doesn’t help Be itself. However, after I pointed out that OpenBeOS needs icons, Matt was surprised and agreed whole heartedly to helping out. He has said:

But of course! I had no idea that the larger icons could be re-worked
for one of the BeOS spinoffs (I’ve occasionally run into news on
OpenBeOS, but haven’t followed it closely).

I’d be delighted to be able to contribute to the project - I’d prefer
to begin by doing the actual work, but if for whatever reason I can’t
cut the mustard I’ll provide my Illustrator files to whoever *can* cut

In other words, OpenBeOS has a volunteer icon designer, if they want it. And they can have them all in vector format… which means that for R1 they OBOS can render them down to 32×32 pixel, and in the future can go vector with larger icons, as discussed in this forum thread. All in all, not a bad deal. I hope someone from OBOS reads this and decides to email Matt and get him involved. (Not including his email here for anti-spam reasons. Go to his site as linked above and contact him.) :)

As an aside, DAMN those icons are pretty. I really hope OBOS embraces them and puts them in in all their scalable vector glory. :)

OpenBeOS turns 1!

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 19 Aug, 2002 @ 9:48 AM

OpenBeOS turned 1 yesterday, and has published a special Newsletter to commemorate the occasion. Congratulations to all OpenBeOS team members. This is something to be very proud of.

Michael Phipps talks about having a release ready for Christmas. Now /that/ would be impressive, and a lot of fun. Good luck to them on that. I know I am anxious to see the time when it is no longer about getting OpenBeOS to be what R5 is now, and instead is about watching it grow and do new things that BeOS has never (and will never) do.

In any case, good work, and good luck to ya. ;)

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