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    immense service to the BeOS then Zeta then Haiku community Happy Holidays Details Written by DaaT Published 24 December 2008 Hi everyone We here at ICO which means Frank and I would like to wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas Happy Hannukah and Happy Kwanzaa I think I covered all the bases We hope you all have a great time with your loved ones eat tons of sweets you can always diet later and most of all just have fun So once again all together now Happy Holidays Early Christmas Gifts Details Written by frankps Published 21 December 2008 Yesterday Christof Lutteroth sent out an e mail to the Haiku development mailinglist where he announced the results of two successful final year software engineering projects at the University of Auckland Both projects were supervised by him and his colleague Gerald Weber The first project really impressed us at IsComputerOn and we hope that is the start of a whole new app server team The project was undertaken by Ahmed Al Hassani and Mohannad Hammadeh and is called A more manageable multi window interface Ahmed and Mohannad extended the Haiku app server with functionality for tiling and stacking of windows That is windows can be arranged in a non overlapping manner by snapping them to other windows or stacked similar to tabbing in a web browser Enough said have a look at their screencast which explains the new features Video of Stack and Tile The two have not only implemented the new features but have also evaluated them using eye tracking equipment showing that with a high probability stack tile is more efficient in certain situations The second project is called Multi platform document oriented GUIs and was undertaken by James Kim and John Kim They extended the Auckland Layout Model ALM which is a layout manager based on linear programming that has already found its way into the Haiku source tree They implemented new functionality that allows users to switch a GUI of a running application into an editing mode in which a user can modify the GUI using a WYSIWIG editor A user can customize a GUI on demand and immediately use it afterwards The only requirement is that ALM was used as the layout manager Customized layouts can be loaded and saved using XML files which can be used on different platforms Java NET Haiku to produce the same layout Also these two students have published a screencast showing their project Video of ALM The example GUI in the screencast consists mostly of buttons however the layout manager and editor work with any type of control James and John have also performed a small evaluation of the prototype which indicated that many end users appreciate this new feature Christof continues with that both projects are still ongoing and here comes the early Christmas gift If there is any interest we would be more than happy to give the code to the Haiku project The window management functions

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php?start=180 (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - The First Week of Haiku Alpha 1.
    also gives us some numbers on the downloads and website hits The numbers are impressive with not counting the torrent option and first day grabs over 32k downloads in this first week Work is never done and of course development continues Bug reports have naturally increased with the also increased visibility and testing so the squashing continue along with improvements and additions Gallium3D is being worked on for example Everyone

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1132-the-first-week-of-haiku-alpha-1 (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - GSoC 2009 Reports.
    the Haiku Code Drive 2009 Overall this year brought better results than last year s GSoC projects did too which the fact that Haiku required the students to solve one or more tickets from the bug tracker is no stranger It helped not only the students helping them get familiarized with Haiku s code and API but also the mentors in evaluating better the candidates Congratulations to all both students

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1131-gsoc-2009-reports (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - ALPHA! GET YOUR HAIKU ALPHA!
    examples But of course the big news of the day of the past 8 years is the availability of Alpha 1 You can get it in three flavours ISO VMWare and RAW and from several mirros in Europe the US and Australia though the aussie one says broken at the moment Other than the direct downloads there are torrents available as well But all this talk won t get you

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1130-alpha-get-your-haiku-alpha (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - BeGeistert 021 Registration Open.
    of October 17th and 18th As usual the venue is Duesseldorf s Youth Hostel in Duesseldrof Strasse As is customary you can offer or request a lift to BeGeistert so you don t have to travel alone This edition should be an interesting and hyper one with Haiku s Alpha being released in September so that s one more reason to go What are you waiting for Head over and

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1129-begeistert-021-registration-open (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - Haiku Conference Double Report.
    basically put them and their display equipment in a separate room at the end of the main hall According to Jorge the room was all the way in the back of the exhibit floor behind a small door that was not particularly obvious so unless you came really close to it it was very easy to miss A shame really Despite the setback they managed to put up a good

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1128-haiku-conference-double-report (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - Haiku Alpha Branch Created.
    the Haiku s Alpha branch in the source and it s now the place for any developers working on polishing the release and today Axel also Set B HAIKU VERSION to B HAIKU VERSION 1 ALPHA 1 It s getting closer folks only 20 more days of waiting if all goes according to plan Can t wait Who s Online We have 7 guests and no members online Links News

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1127-haiku-alpha-branch-created (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - Haiku Turns 8 and Dates Alpha.
    the Alpha release has been stamped and dated That s right you read it correctly Recently there were talks of the Alpha release getting closer and closer and now a date has been set According to the R1 Alpha Status page over at the Haiku website at September 9th noon the Alpha 1 will be tagged and a build will be made After that testing of said image will begin

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1126-haiku-turns-8-and-dates-alpha (2016-04-27)
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