There have been a couple of news bits concerning commits to Haiku’s CVS.
First, François Revol of yellowTab has submitted a patch to bash to the Haiku repository. This is a tremendous show of community support from yT, and they are to be commended so that this trend of sharing code continues between them and the open source camps.
Second, Nathan Whitehorn, on behalf of Dr. Zoidberg Enterprises, are now officially donating nearly 60,000 lines of code for the Mail Daemon Replacement, to the Haiku source repository. If you are on the CVS update list, Nathan warns that you may want to unsubscribe until the check-in is complete.
Third, Tyler Dauwalder released UDF Tools 1.0, for those looking to read UDF formated DVD and CD file systems.
And last, but not least, Rudolf Cornelissen has released 2 very important bits: Haiku AGP busmanager and an update to the Haiku nVidia TNT/GF driver. According to IsComputerOn, using the manager plus the the “fake” driver along with Thomas Kurschel’s ATI Radeon driver finally frees Radeon IGP users from the VESA world.
Just so everyone knows, there will be a haikumail.com/net/org mail server for use. With Haiku, Inc’s IRS approval, everything should be in line shortly. What it will be is if you make a yearly donation to Haiku of a certain amount (likely a $10USD/year minimum donation), you will be offered one of these accounts. Accordingly, the need to wait for Haiku, Inc. to have their donation system in line is a requirement to activate. Shortly after that happens, BeGroovy will post information on how to get a haikumail email account or forwarding address.
I’d also like to note, this is not a function related to BeGroovy. It is not a BeGroovy service or a show of specific support for Haiku. We intend to remain OSBOS platform neutral at BeGroovy. This is only something that _I_, not BeGroovy, saw a need to facilitate to get started for the post-BeOS community, replacing the once popular bemail.org service that BeGroovy once supported. So I facilitated, and now others have stepped up to the plate to bring the idea to full bloom. It wasn’t even my idea initially (creds go to m.madia for that).
I noticed a post on the OpenBeOS [now Haiku] mailing list where there might be some interest in @somethingHaiku email addresses.
I have looked into this before, and would be willing to set something up again, if there’s enough interest. I’ve previously done the math, and it’s not hard/expensive for small account sizes. The accounts won’t be big like yahoo or google, but I can give a minimum of 1mb accounts (POP), and email forwarding services at a very cheap price.
I would need a minimum of 20 people to pay for email (Webmail/POP) accounts (very reasonable yearly fees), or a whole lot of people interested in forwarding addresses at a lower yearly fee, to break even on server costs. Given enough interest, this could allow for any extra money to be donated to the Haiku organization.
If anyone is interested in this, email me (use a descriptive subject so it doesn’t get tossed with spam - put “I want email” in the subject or something). If I hit the 20 person mark (19, actually, I obviously would get one), then I will set up the mail server account and get a domain name.
Just some bits n pieces from around:
BeDoper has uncovered the truth about the evil plans behind the OS we have all come to know and love. Check it out!
beunited.org also announced new additions to the developer portal, Clue and Javashare, donated by Jeff Braun and Bryan Varner respectively. I also have it on good word that restart_daemon, written by ex-Be employee Raymond Rodgers, will be added RSN.
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