Two major developments related to Linux hosted version of AROS
reached significant milestones in November. Jyrki Koivisto
continued development of the USB driver that communicates directly
to Linux USB subsystem and brought it to a state where storage
devices now can be accessed on the AROS side. Second development,
the ALSA based AHI driver developed by Krzysztof Smiechowicz
reached release level and is now included in the AROS nightly
builds. It replaces the obsolete OSS based driver. This development
was done based on bounty hosted by Power2People.org and this
bounty has been closed as well.
While on topic of bounties, a bounty to deliver a working
implementation of FUSE filesystem and read/write driver for
NTFS filesystem has been completed by Frederik Wikstrom. The
bounty was also hosted by Power2People.org. The sources of
the port are not yet integrated into AROS, but are freely
available on GitHub.
To close the November highlights, Neil Cafferkey continued
his work on improving Zune and making it more compatible with
October saw two interesting new developements in Linux hosted
AROS landscape. First, Krzysztof Smiechowicz started implementation
of audio driver based in ALSA subsystem. Linux hosted AROS has
been without sound for a long time - since the OSS system in Linux has
been deprecated. First alpha version has been released. Driver is
developed based on a bounty. Secondly, Jyrki Koivisto began work
on USB driver that communicates with Linux usb subsystem and makes USB
devices available from Poseidon.
Neil Cafferkey continued his work on Zune, AROS MUI replacement, by
adding more test cases focusing on MUI List and Listview classes.
Together with extending the tests, a few small fixes have been implemnented.
Last but not least, Oliver Brunner ported traceroute utility based
on request from community.
Outside of AROS Development Team, the community received updates to two AROS
distributions. Olaf Schoenweiss updated his AROS m68k distribution "AROS
Vision" to version 2.6.9. and Pascal Papara released another preview
build of his AROS i386 distribution "AROS Broadway", working towards version
1.0. Pascal also achieved one more nice milestone with 500 users beeing
registered in his cross platform IndieGO AppStore that is available also
In September most changes went into Zune, AROS MUI replacement. Krzysztof
Smiechowicz fixed a number of bugs in List class, fixed flickering when
changing pages in Group class and improved Title class not to overwrite
the developer provideded labels. Neil Cafferkey extended the automatic
test suite for List class and made a number of fixes in this class.
Outside of Zune topics, Nick Andrews updated AROS OpenAL port to
version 1.16.0 and pictures sections of AROS website has been
updated thanks to Matthias Rustler.