While the primary goal of Haiku’s R1 release is to essentially recreate R5, a portion of the project’s effort has always been devoted to planning for R2 and beyond. Another piece was added to the plan yesterday, as app_server coder extraordinaire darkwyrm posted the second revision of his proposal for the R2 Desktop (the announcement , and is the proposal itself).

The proposal mentions improvements that cover many aspects of Haiku, including visual appearance (as my rather glib title suggests), window management, file management, 3d acceleration, transparency, etc. It also follows the old Be Inc. philosophy that there’s nothing wrong with borrowing ideas from other operating systems, as long as you can implement them better. The proposal is currently in the “Request for Comments” stage – so if you have any feedback to offer, head over to darkwyrm’s blog and post a comment.

Category: News   -   Comments RSS   -   Post a Comment   -   Trackback  

« »



tony on 2008-11-28 at 15:45 (Reply)
It looks beatiful but my concern is why di we have to imitate OS X?
Stephen B. on 2008-12-01 at 14:38 (Reply)
I don't get the impression that it's an attempt to imitate OS X, but I do have some reservations about the proposed changes as well. Several of the ideas appear to be in consideration because they're widespread / popular on the current crop of mainstream OSes - rather than because they're actually good ideas.

On the plus side though, it sounds like the Deskbar is going to gradually evolve into Dockbert - which I definitely support :)
tony on 2008-12-02 at 19:39 (Reply)
I really want the Deskbar to evolve also. It bothers me when developerns try somehow to
"imitate" Apple. I think that we have to create our own ideas. So far, so good.

Great job! I can not wait to go back to BeOS.

Stephen B. on 2008-12-09 at 18:50 (Reply)
Yeah, I agree - it's improved, but I doubt I'll ever be a fan of the OS X dock. While it's certainly not as pretty, I actually prefer Dockbert over OS X's dock - I think it makes the distinction between running apps and those that aren't running more obvious, for one.
Filomena Fallon on 2020-05-23 at 05:11 (Reply)
[* Shield plugin marked this comment as "SPAM". Reason: Failed Bot Test (checkbox) *]
Want no charge advertising for your website? Check out: http://www.free-ad-submission.xyz
nonne on 2008-12-03 at 19:05 (Reply)
Yeah, OS X is far from the best OS to steal from. Unified menubar is horrible. :(
Teddy Pedroza on 2020-05-14 at 08:14 (Reply)
[* Shield plugin marked this comment as "SPAM". Reason: Failed Bot Test (checkbox) *]
Revolutionary new way to advertise your website for ZERO COST! See here: http://bit.ly/submityourfreeads

Leave a Reply

Design Copyright © Meghan Davison 2008, Content Copyright © BeOSNews.com . All rights reserved.