Long time lurker of the Haiku project, Big fan of BEOS.
I Wanted to share a project I’m working on.
It’s a “personal media database system” for POSIX OS’s. It’ sounds complicated but is very minimal setup.
While looking around at different minimalist Linux distros, I thought why not have Haiku as the front end. It would be great to see BeOS and Apple Hardware (but now intel based awesomeness) together again. I just recently bought (at an amazing price) the first GEN Apple TV to hack it and throw a minimal OS on it as a front end. Just waiting for it to arrive.
I’m bringing up this topic to see how feasible it is with using Haiku as the frontend on a Apple Tv box.
My (Unamed) project uses the Client/ server Architecture
Platform(s): Haiku/Mac OS X/Linux
Custom python script with VLC for a nice simplistic interface that connects with my media database.
Back-End: Ubuntu Linux server
Uses Mysql, Apache
I Have a (Video only right now) MySQL Database the keeps detailed info (I can post the early version schema if needed) File info, Episode details , Banners, Screenshots,etc. that works with the file server…
*php (web interface planed down the line)
My questions are as follows:
- Does the native Haiku boot loader support EFI or is Haiku Compatible with GRUB?
- Are Haiku’s Nvidia drivers optimized for video playback?
- Can you get reliable Video playback from the VLC port in Hakiu
- Lastly BEOS was always known for it’s amazing audio backend, how does Haiku compare in this Alpha stage?
Thanks for reading and look forward to your comments.