I have been able to reproduce 100% of the time. This is a brand new installation of Haiku R1 Beta 4. I open up HaikuDepot for the first time and it just get stuck on “Fetching remote repository data”.
The virtual machine does have internet connectivity and I can access the https://depot.haiku-os.org from WebPostive:
I’ve tried this on VMWare Workstation and ESXi server (following the instructions over at Virtualizing Haiku | Haiku Project
Try in Terminal
pkgman refresh and see if HaikuDepot responds after that?
While the HDS server does seem to have some performance isstes at the moment, it doesn’t completely stall normally. I suspect network config issues. Maybe try another network card to emulate?
You can also try starting HaikuDepot from Terminal, see “–help” for parameters. “-v trace” will output all kinds of stuff, which may point to the issue (though maybe not in case of a misconfigured network).