Monday, May 13, 2013

Bitcoin and litecoin wallet

I have started an effort to port Litecoin and Bitcoin QT wallet to Haiku. I think it is possible. I just have to first compile the perquisites, as some of them don't have Haiku patches or the versions that exist are outdated.

For now I have found that Boost library, Miniupnpc and db-4.8 are compiling but I have to write patches for some of them. Next step should be the QT interface.

This is really exciting, since my c++ is really rusty, so I am refreshing my memory and learning a few new things in the process.

If this works out and I have some free time during June, I will try to help with the port of QTWebKit 2.3

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Return with a twist...

I have just found time to install Haiku Alpha 4.1 on my spare laptop and it is mostly working. I have internet access and it boots in 9 seconds to the desktop. Still no sound, but everything else works albeit with some problems.

So, for my first challenge I compiled a Bitcoin/Litecoin cpu miner with gcc 4. You can find it on BeBits and on Haikuware.

Bitcoins and litecoins are a distributed currency found on the Internet. It is "mined" by solving complex mathematical problems using GPUs and CPUs.

More news soon...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

First impression.

One of the first things I look into on an alternative OS is how it supports my language. You see Greek is not a standard Latin lettered language. It has it's own alphabet and accenting system. Well, Haiku does that well, although the application to change keymaps on the fly was not included in Alpha 1. You can find it here and it is called KeymapSwitcher with the latest version when this blog post was written being this. Just unzip it in /boot and make a shortcut for /boot/common/bin/KeymapSwitcher on the Desktop Applets folder (perhaps that should have been already in the zip file).

Actually Haiku's input server is better than the original BeOS one, which handled the dead keys very badly when having to do with two byte characters such as Greek. Very well done guys...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Installed and ready...

Finally I got arround to installing Haiku. I had a few hardware problems, since my test machine was not exactly standard hardware, but I managed to install it and it runs fast, has network connection and seems to be stable enough for daily use.

Now I am going to setup a backup mechanism, so I don't loose work I do on the alpha state system and then I am going to start tinkering with it...

I will soon have the new site up and running too. Any suggestions as to what type of content you would like to see would be appreciated.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Alpha 1 is out...!!!

Yes... It is out. The moment we have all been waiting for has come. Go and get it:

Soon with more activity. I AM BACK!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Haiku Alpha now very close

As you might have read on OSNews, the alpha version of Haiku is closer than ever. Only two bugs remain to be fixed and we will have the first stable version of our beloved operating system.

I can't begin to tell you how happy I am. Although I have not been really active in the community for more than 3 years, I have always kept in touch with the latest developments. And this one gives me hope that soon, I can get back on the BeOS/Haiku wagon.

The Haiku community has my congratulations and my gratitude for their work.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Some news

I am now preparing 2 systems to continue development of BeOS Max on them. Work will restart this week. Main focus will be to add some new drivers and test them and also finish the Max Updater so I can update and install new software with it.

As you may know the CUPS port has been restarted by other developers, so I am not going to go on with it (I got to a dead end anyways). Hopefully my few notes on that have helped them.