This I can concur with. Haiku has suffered for YEARS… with “two steps forward, one step back” from developers stepping on each other’s toes. Everything is working in one revision, then a new revision comes along and something is broken! Wouldn’t it be great if EVERYONE was on the same page, development-wise? As an end-user… I have more or less totally given up on Haiku being stable! I’m afraid to update, because if I do, maybe networking will be broken again! Yeah, I get it… it’s beta… just like it was alpha and pre-alpha before that… but WHEN do we get to a point where updates are something we can look forward to and not fear? When can updates be expected to improve things without breaking things?
If what x512 is doing is not harming anything, but only adding to the beneficial function of, why is there so much push back? If Haiku was a company with a CEO… like Apple’s Steve Jobs, for example… yeah I get the whole “you do what I tell you, because I pay you.”, but as has been made abundantly clear in the past, Haiku is a free field, where you do what you want, when you want, how you want, for as long as you want… and EVENTUALLY it will reach R1.
Meanwhile, x512 may just happen to have a completed (R1?) version of Haiku for RiscV long before then, because he’s doing everything himself. “One man’s vision CAN make a difference.” Right now, I’m more interested in his RiscV port than anything else. Even if I had to buy a motherboard for $600… if I can use Haiku (RiscV) overall, for everything I do in Windows… gah! I could ditch my Windows systems! Wheee!