Miroslav Stimac | 20 Sep 11:40 2014

How to port a game to Haiku?


My first Mobile Game is available for download!
I developed it together with a friend. We hope that you will like it and we would also be happy if you give it a rating in the Google PlayStore!

Download free version for Android (with ads): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conbrella.heavensbeer
Pay for version without ads for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.conbrella.heavensbeeradfree

We are planing soon to publish versions for WINDOWS PHONE 8 and WINDOWS 8, too!

Now I have a question:
I am thinking about to port this game to the HAIKU!
Sadly I have not much free time, so I am looking for the fastest and easiest way to do this.
Are there any game engines for Haiku?
Or at least, are there any libraries that support sprites and sprite collision detection?

Have much fun with the game!

Best wishes,
Miroslav Stimac

Jessica Hamilton | 17 Sep 14:17 2014

Re: Haiku going a peaceful "blip" on startup

On 17 September 2014 23:30, Andrew Hudson <dmarc-noreply@...> wrote:
> >Am 16.09.2014 17:26, schrieb Joao Pedro Coli Ferreira Dias:
> >> https://www.dropbox.com/s/5mllhje1kf6prty/Hi%20Foo.wav?dl=0
> >
> >Thanks for your work! I know I am bit late, but personally, I'd prefer
> >something less synthetic; something warm, hesitant and unobtrusive that
> >lets you feel right at home :-)
> I see a flaw in the decision process for choosing media extras for Haiku. Let me explain.
> When it comes to code, a developer gets to choose the code he/she writes and commits. When it
> comes to graphics, sound, etc that is in the interface, everyone feels they have a right to criticize.
> The result is that the one person who is contributing the media is faced with trying to satisfy many
> critics. This is quite difficult and will have the end result of preventing any reasonable media at all.

One person offered, seeing a need, and a person gave an opinion. It
wasn't an attack on his work, so there's no need to get defensive.

Personally, I find Axel's opinion quite in line with my own. I too,
only really looked at this topic today.

Here's an alternate startup sound, that needs a bit of cleaning up:
https://soundcloud.com/jessic4h/pentatonic or


Pete Goodeve | 17 Sep 02:08 2014



Has anyone ever made Cortex actually do something useful?
If so, could they please pass on some tips?

I thought, for instance, it would be nice to connect a fluidsynth
app directly to Soundrecorder, but it's not happening.

If I open Cortex with fluidsynth and SoundRecorder running, I
see the synth connected to the mixer as it should be, and
SR apparently not connected to anything, though it does have an
input pip.

I disconnect the synth from the mixer and reconnect it to SR.
All looks good, but if I click SR's record button, it says "Cannot
connect to the selected sound input. Device... Busy"

I've tried playing with the transport window, but I don't really
understand what I'm (supposed to be) seeing there.

What's also not obvious is that SR has no input link shown in Cortex,
yet it seems to record from HDA just fine.

Any clues for me? (Or is it just time for a rewrite of Cortex? (:-/)


	-- Pete --

Thomas Mueller | 1 Sep 12:22 2014

Can't git clone or pull for haikuports, haikuporter and haikuports.cross

I am having network- or permissions-related problems downloading (git clone) on haikuports.cross or
updating (git pull) haikuports and haikuporter.

I had succeeded previously git-cloning haikuports and haikuporter.  I also succeeded with git pull on
haiku and buildtools.

I followed instructions from web page and show the results:

-bash-4.3$ git clone https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.cross.git
Cloning into 'haikuports.cross'...
fatal: unable to access 'https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.cross.git/': SSL
certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate
-bash-4.3$ pwd  
-bash-4.3$ cd haikuporter
-bash-4.3$ git pull 
fatal: unable to access 'https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuporter.git/': SSL certificate
problem: unable to get local issuer certificate
-bash-4.3$ cd ../haikuports
-bash-4.3$ git pull
fatal: unable to access 'https://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.git/': SSL certificate
problem: unable to get local issuer certificate
-bash-4.3$ cd ..
-bash-4.3$ git clone git@...:haikuports/haikuports.cross.git
Cloning into 'haikuports.cross'...
Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.
-bash-4.3$ git clone git://bitbucket.org/haikuports/haikuports.cross.git
Cloning into 'haikuports.cross'...
fatal: unable to connect to bitbucket.org:
bitbucket.org[0:]: errno=Connection timed out
bitbucket.org[1:]: errno=Connection timed out

Are they tightening the screws, or is it a temporrary glitch? 


Alessandro Martinelli | 25 Aug 13:53 2014

Problems (probably) related to the nightly relase

I'm sorry for bothering you so much, but I don't understand if the problems I encounter using the nightly relase (rev 47733 x86 gcc2, I've already turn update on) are correlated to the fact that I'm using a nightly or if they are real errors.

For example, all the background are black. I upload some images:
(don't worry, this is a website of mine)

I've thought opening a ticket wasn't necessary, because those problems were related to the use of a nightly relase.
Luposian | 24 Aug 23:02 2014

Re: haiku Digest V14 #94

Wait... what the ... huh?  Automatic update feature?  You mean, like MacOS X and Windows kinda updates?  Where is this and how do you activate it?
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 1:58 PM
Subject: [haiku] Re: haiku Digest V14 #94

On Aug 24, 2014 4:43 PM, "Alessandro" <almir159-PkbjNfxxIASonA0d6jMUrA@public.gmane.org> wrote:
> I would like to avoid re-installing the OS every time a nightly is relased...xD but in the alpha 4 version I think I could find problems that have been solved already.

You don't have to reinstall it -- just set up and use the automatic update feature.


Alessandro | 24 Aug 22:42 2014

Re: haiku Digest V14 #94

I was wondering...if I have to find problems or try to solve problems, 
which version on haiku should I install?
the official alpha 4 or some nightly?

I would like to avoid re-installing the OS every time a nightly is 
relased...xD but in the alpha 4 version I think I could find problems 
that have been solved already.

Thank you

Alessandro | 24 Aug 01:30 2014

Re: haiku Digest V14 #94

ok, I'll see what can I do :)


Alessandro | 22 Aug 23:00 2014

How to contribute in Haiku?

I'm sorry if (maybe) this is not the right place for write the following:

I would like to, gradually and in my free time, contribute to Haiku.
I study computer engineering at Pisa University, and I've basic knowledge of C++, Java and Assembler (GAS) programming language (and of course I'm ready to learn what is needed)

I'm reading "Learning to Program with Haiku" (lesson 16) written by DarkWyrm.

There is something I could do by now or I have to wait until I'll learn enought of Haiku programming?

For now I've subscribed a recurrent donation (~6 months ago) and I use goodsearch as search engine.

Bye bye
Alessandro (Ita)

(PS.: I'm sorry I'm not so good in english)
Humdinger | 9 Aug 19:21 2014

How do I get Haiku's ramdisk working?

Hi there!

I was wondering how I could get Haiku's ramdisk working.
There is a binary "ramdisk" in src/bin/ I can compile. Fine, I put it
in /system/non-packaged/bin/, but "ramdisk create -s 2g" says:

Error: Failed to open RAM disk control device
"/dev/disk/virtual/ram/control": No such file or directory
Error: Failed to create RAM disk device: No such file or directory

There's a src/add-ons/kernel/drivers/disk/virtual/ram_disk I can compile, too.
I put the binary into
and link to it from

Still no go. What am I missing?

There's also a src/add-ons/kernel/file_systems/ramfs which currently
doesn't compile. Is that needed as well?

On IRC it was mentioned that our "mount" command may be capable to
make a ramdisk available. I failed to make that work though...

So, any advise on ramdisks?


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Pete Goodeve | 23 Jul 02:45 2014

Touchpad problems


Does anybody else have a very erratic and insensitive touchpad under 
Haiku?  I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Haiku laptop that I usually use with a 
wireless mouse because I don't like touchpads much, anyway, and I had 
pad problems when I first bought it.

Today, though, I took it to the library for something, and forgot the 
mouse.  I couldn't make the touchpad behave enough even to get to the 
Touchpad Preference to see if I could improve things!  Eventually I gave 
up and went home to get the mouse.

With the mouse, I was able to set up the pad so it was at least 
partially useable (mainly by killing tapping completely), but it will 
still just freeze for moments in the middle of a sweep, and isn't very 
nippy even with the highest speed and acceleration.

OTOH if I switch to Ubuntu, the same pad is nice and smooth and speedy.

Anyone else have this?  The only thing I know about the pad is that it's 
listed in /dev as ".../ps2/synaptics-1".  It seems to be a persistent 
glitch because it was present in the A4 release, in my current (year-old 
or so) work system, and is the same in the recent PM partition I 


	-- Pete --