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November 2015 Highlights

Author:Krzysztof Smiechowicz
Date:2015-11-02

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 MUI.

October 2015 Highlights

Author:Krzysztof Smiechowicz
Date:2015-11-01

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 for AROS.

September 2015 Highlights

Author:Krzysztof Smiechowicz
Date:2015-10-01

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.


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