What do YOU want under the tree?

smallbee2328595145_70d06810fd_oSuppose you could have just one present (app) under your Haiku tree this Christmas, what would it be?  Would it be something Haiku’s entirely lacking, like a Facebook app, or a fully-capable  version of something already
I’m guessing that, for a lot of people, the number one wish will be something web-related, like WebPositive with full HTML 5 support.  After all, a really capable browser becomes many web-based apps all by itself. Personally, if I had to choose just one thing under the tree, I’d wish for the BeMail (e-mail) app to be working flawlessly, with full support for IMAP accounts.  But this isn’t about Dane’s speculation or wishes, it’s about yours.available, like BeMail?

So!  What goes under your tree?  Remember, just one wish per customer.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. B. Bowers
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 01:23:51

    More than a few years ago in BeOS land there was a holiday app I got somewhere ?? that was a small window with a Christmas tree with animated snow that fell about the tree. There may have been music but not sure. I used to let it run on my desktop during the season. Somehow I lost it and about every year I wonder if I will ever run across it again. Maybe a silly thing but it miss it. Oh, and a net book that runs Haiku flawlessly.


    • dsuden
      Dec 01, 2012 @ 11:57:00

      B. Bowers, could it have been this?


      I wonder if someone clever can get this to build in Haiku? If they can, it’d be great if they’d come back here and give a link.

      I’m with you BB, a snow app makes me nostalgic. I remember there was one for the Amiga that I used to enjoy using. You could tell it to snow onto a graphic by assigning a color as the background. Snow would come down and pile up on the objects in the graphic, and it was a really peaceful, pleasant thing to watch. You could even adjust the wind speed and direction, so the snow would blow into the picture from an angle. Yeah, we need a snow app for Haiku! 🙂


  2. Juha-Jarmo Heinonen
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 12:10:25

    HTML5 support for WebPositive, please. It would make all the difference.


  3. Robert Stiehler
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 13:04:37

    Yep HTML5, definitely HTML5 😀


  4. Humdinger
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 13:33:32

    Another vote for the HTML5 browser. And I exchange the hint that “Snow” is official part of the Haiku image under “Demos”, for a second wish:
    Hardware acceleration for video decoding, including using the vertical blank to remove tearing from playback.


    • dsuden
      Dec 01, 2012 @ 15:24:04

      Not sure if the Snow included in the Haiku distro is the same as XSnow, but to me the Haiku snow demo is pretty poor…very jerky; definitely not a good demonstration of Haiku’s capabilities, at least I hope it isn’t. Amiga’s was smoother and more pleasing.


  5. Premislaus
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 15:17:27

    1. Working internet on my computer under Haiku.
    2. HTML5 in Web+ ( audio and video tag).
    3. Fixed FFmpeg.
    4. Reduced RAM consumption in DocumentViewer.


  6. AGMS
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 16:51:11

    I’d like to see IDE hard drive support fixed, so that my old PC (Pentium III, BX440, circa 2000) could use Haiku. Used to work in R1A3.


  7. Hubert
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 22:17:13

    HTML5 in Web+(audio and video tag) and official Haiku gcc4h with Gallium 3D and app-server with compositing.


  8. ttcoder
    Dec 03, 2012 @ 11:26:58

    W+ improvements for this guy too! Not so much HTML5, but ability to disable cookies and then rewriting the net backend to do away with the curl bottleneck (W+ has multi-second freezes on this Core2 Duo fer cryin’ out loud :-b ) , and if that came to be I wouldn’t wish for an Opera port so much any more *g*

    Hat tip to Premislaus for mentionning the ffmpeg fix needed in gcc2h builds. With all this xmas ambiance stuff I almost forgot that it’s one sizeable monkeywrench for tunetracker, making us kinda long for moving to gcc4 builds (which reportedly have no ffmpeg problems).


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