Haiku listed on TheOSFiles.com

Haiku now has a listing on TheOSFiles.com. The listing is located here.

Who maintains that website?

I find it curious that they’ve listed BeOS as a “Unix”… and some of the information about Haiku is incorrect.

What informations is incorrect. I just scanned through it quickly and didn’t see anything wrong but like I said it was just quick. I’ll contact him to let him know what’s wrong.

I mentioned to the site owner about BeOS being listed under Unix and he didn’t reply to that.

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I would specify that it only runs on i586 and higher - this is basically Pentiums and up.

At the moment, 100mb is all that is needed to install Haiku at this point (the files built from the repo equate to about 85mb)

Which brings me to the next part - you can use Haiku directly on a partition, so no filesystem is required per-se. Getting it on there is the hard part, but that’s details. It would be inaccurate to say that Haiku only runs in a virtual machine at this time. I almost exclusively run it on native hardware myself.

It should also state that VESA-compliant video is required at a minimum.

I dunno, maybe I’m just nitpicking.

I’ll email the site owner and make mention of these. Hopefully he will update the listing.

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The entry on SkyOS is a bit outdated also - looks like it’s still applicable to 4.0… I’m guessing this information isn’t kept updated too often :frowning:

I thought the same thing. None the less it’s another link to the site :slight_smile:

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I just got an email back from Frank van Gilluwe and he updated the info on skyos. maybe now is the time to send him an update :slight_smile:

I think that’s good, if that portal list Haiku as one of known good OS, After MS-Windows Family, UNIX-BSD, Mac, Linux with it’s variant distributions, BeOS, and many more.
Let me tell you now a ridicolous thing, might be I’m the only Indonesian guy who use BeOS, and trying to join Haiku development, this time, so anybody please help me to introduce mare about Haiku development by sending me some information through my mail, and I’m very sorry because I couldn’t always connect to the internet, i’ts because I’m a poor programer, and Internet has a high price in my country, and there’s no way to get free billing for this thing.


I was going to email you but your profile said that you weren’t accepting email from the site.

Here is a link to the mailing list page: http://haiku-os.org/community/ml That would be one place to start. If you are interested join the development list and introduce yourself.

Here is a link to some documents that may be of use.


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Thanks a lot for your attention and also any information you gave. Now I have subscribe myself in mailing list.


I created and maintain the osfiles site. Sorry if any information was incorrect - I try hard to keep it all up to date and I’m often helped by users!

One reason it’s hard to get the Haiku requirements information right is I never found a section on the Haiku site that clearly states the system requirements. I had to do quite a bit of digging. Might be a good addition to this site or if present, make it more visible.

I did make a few updates over the last few days on the Haiku and the SkyOS pages:




The reason you’re not finding a “requirements” page is because the requirements are still changing!

For example, while Haiku’s minimum memory requirements are approximately 64mb now, that’s mainly because there’s no functional virtual memory/swapfile support yet. The memory requirement may decrease when that is supported. Furthermore, I think I noticed just the other day that Haiku is having problems with 64mb RAM - maybe the requirement is higher now, I’m not sure.

Additional hardware support is being added all the time - so it’s difficult to pin anything down.

I’m still confused about the “or installed on FAT32” note - what exactly does that mean? Haiku cannot boot from FAT32 at all (only BFS is supported). I’m not even sure it can read FAT32 yet.

If you’re referring to VMWare on Windows, then this is mostly incorrect as well - since Haiku has been booted on many virtual machines: QEMU, VMWare, Parallels, any of which might reside on various host operating systems, and filesystems. I run my VMWare images from an NTFS partition personally, many others run it on Linux probably using ext3.

Thanks! I’ve made a further update to remove FAT32 support. I had thought there was a way to install in from within Windows (FAT32), but it was likely using a Virtual partition rather than using Windows partition.

You were likely thinking of BeOS R5 PE - which also worked on NTFS btw - and there was a PE version for Linux that worked on ext2/3 as well… so either way it was misleading.

It basically unzipped a 500mb BFS partition image onto the disk, and then the boot floppy located it at boot time and mounted it.

Hi Frank!

Thanks for your patience with us. We have a tendency to make sure things are correct :).