A short but good one today:
Great news for our BEloved OS :-)
A little while ago, IsComputerOn posted about a very clever solution to allow BeOS users to watch youTube videos via Firefox and VLC. After following the a short set of instructions, you can simply browse to a video in youTube and it will then open up in VLC. It appears that this neat trick consists of a plugin that acts as a “fake” flash player and simply loads the FLV (Flash Video) file in VLC.
In some ways, this setup is preferrable to watching youTube OSes that do have up-to-date Flash players – for one, you can use the comprehensive VLC keyboard shortcuts, a feature that the normal youTube video player lacks.
The software and instructions are thanks to Andrea “xeD” Anzani, who is also one of the developers working to port Webkit to BeOS / Haiku.
“Goooood Morning Haiku” ;-)
I was checking my mails this morning to discover a great news for the community.
Indeed, Olivier Coursière posted about his success in compiling FreePascal IN Haiku ! He could do this after the (load of :-) patches and fixes brought by Axel to the BFS subsystem. Also commits related to Terminal probably helped too.
It seems we are getting closer to the Alpha Release Goal. Anyway recall that the Haiku Mind Set is “When it’s done”… and I think it is for the better.
Fast post today:
A nice day to you all !
BG018 is just over. This edition brought us more than 220 CVS committed changes (including the results of the Code-a-thon week).
This year there was a presentation of Syllabe and, lucky us, they also made plenty pictures of the event :-).There is a news post about it on the main page of the www.syllabe.org but for those who wanna get directly to the hot stuff, just click here: tm.kaldience.com/BG018/index.html.
I think we’ll get some more news in the next days to come.
Remi of BeosFrance posted an interresting news. Indeed, he tells us that Cedric Vincent (aka CKJ) author of DontWorry, MeTOS, SG1, … is currently trying to collect funds for opening a new bounty at Haikuware. He would like to see CIFS and Samba ported to Haiku as well as to R5/bone and Zeta. He still needs about 50 $ to be able to create the bounty. Afterwards the port effort will be open to additional donations trough the Haikuware portal.
You want this to happen ? Contact Cedric by mail at ckj at beosfrance dot com !
‘Nice day to you all :-)
The page above is loaded from disk and there are still a lot of things to work on, like scrolling, as you can read in Ryan’s post but this is an amazing achievement. Especially since Ryan started working on the port only six months ago.
Rumour goes that the webkit port together with the browser front-end will be renamed ‘WebPositive’, if someone can give a better translation of this post at Haiku-it than Babelfish please comment ;)