Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

News posted on Mon, 2009-09-14 00:00
Haiku R1 Alpha 1 CD

The Haiku Project is proud to announce the availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1, the first official development release of Haiku, an open source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. The purpose of this release is to make a stable development snapshot of Haiku available to a wider audience for more extensive testing and debugging. This will help the Haiku development team identify and address bugs, and thus improve the quality of the system as development keeps advancing towards the subsequent development milestones. Bugs found in Alpha 1 should be reported to the Haiku bug tracking system at http://dev.haiku-os.org.

This first alpha release of Haiku comes approximately eight years after the project kicked off, and is the direct result of the dedication of many volunteer contributors from all over the world. Special thanks go to former Project Leader Michael Phipps, as well as to the small but very resilient group of core developers who stuck with the project throughout the years.

Alpha 1 will be followed by additional development milestones, eventually leading to the long-awaited final release of Haiku R1. These subsequent official milestones will be announced as the release dates are defined by the Haiku development team.

Haiku R1/Alpha 1 Availability

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Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations! This is an astouding accomplishment, a milestone many thought the project would never acheive. Thank every one of you for your hard work and dedication over these years.

Onto R1!

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I remember when the OpenBeOS mailing first first started out back in Aug 2001, and the sheer enthusiasm with which the project started. OK, so we thought we can pull this off in 3 years, but hey, thats project estimation for you. The joys we all witnessed when the kernel first booted, the tears in our eyes when we saw the first screen shots of a window hosted by the app server, the first screen shots of OpenTracker running on the OS, the unmatched excitement when we first saw VLC and Firefox running, the pride we felt when we heard that you can now 'build-haiku-from-haiku', and now finally we've reached the point where we're sending our baby out to the world. It's been an exciting journey.

Congratulations everyone, the Haiku community has brought all of us much joy during the last decade. And we'll only get stronger / bigger in the following years ...

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Thanks to everyone who stuck thought it and to the new and former contributors that have helped us get to this moment. You all deserve a congratulations.

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations on such an achievement through persistence! And I have to say, I really like the fresh makeover of the website! Cheers!

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Great news! Great day! Great work!

Thanks all.

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Well done to the Haiku team for the Alpha 1 release - excellent work! :)

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

For a very good article about the history of Be, BeOS and Haiku, see this article on OSNews. Perhaps this can be made a link in this newsitem?

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The new site looks great! Thanks everyone involved in making the release happen as planned! Exciting times! Awesome to be part of this team! I am also looking forward to BeGeistert in October. It seems the event will be one of the bigger ones in the history of BeGeistert. Plenty of good stuff like workshops planned and I am sure we will have a fun time celebrating the release! :-D

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

YESSSSSSSSSSS!!! \ô/
Thanks everyone! Congratulations too!
*POP* Champagne in your honor!

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

I lived to see this event happen.Finally a great and a suitable OS for my acer aspire one.

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations for the release!

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations! I'm stoked to get this running on one of my boxes.

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations and big THANK YOU to everyone who made this happen. Your dedication and contribution over the years has been immense and more than anything else it's these attributes of a small band of volunteers that makes me think Haiku has a very, very bright future.

New website looks brilliant, by the way. Well done on that count too.

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Well i didn't see that comming for 2009. Can't wait to see more coming! :D

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations! I'm so glad to see it happen. And the new design of the webpage is just awesome. I wish all developers good health (especially no problems with your eyes and palms) and never-ending passion for Haiku development! I wish I was more skilled to help you. Good luck!

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I can't believe! It's perfect! How long I've been waiting for! Tanks Folks!
I just want this OS becomes my only one!

tks!

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations on this release
I've tested with a Sony VGC-JS3E/Q. Perfect!
Graphic card NVIDIA® GeForce® 9300M GS is running in all modes.
Network is running.
Sound and movies are running to.
USB camera "Motion eye" is identified.
Very good job!

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

And, remember... NONE of this would have been possible, had "The Luposian Bug" not been squashed into oblivion! *ducks rotten tomatoes hurled vigorously in mine direction*

Congrats to one and all. Seriously! To the people who continued to believe in the project, no matter how many years passed, and followed it every step of the way. And, especially, to the developers (Axel Dorfler comes to mind, as a champion among them) who had the guts to keep hammering away at it, all these years. Piece by piece. Byte by byte. Never giving up on the dream that Haiku will, one day, BE the BeOS, that BeOS never had the chance to become.

And, man... does the Haiku website look awesome or WHAT! Very nice, indeed!

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Congratulations to everyone invloved. Haiku works great. Website looks amazing. Great Job !

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Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations on the launch of the R1/Alfa 1
And that never ends this long Haiku!

Re: Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 1

Congratulations to everyone involved in the project!

I'm very proud you all made it this far... I was somehow involved in the early stages of OpenBeOS in the "Creative Design Team"... We were never more than a few crazy designers brainstorming ideas and random designs, but i feel like i was part of something in a way, we kind of helped this stay alive for a while!

It was fun, and now i'll give it a try!

Once again, Congratulations!

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I'm writing this from Haiku! Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who worked very hard for this milestone!

I've had no real issues with installing or using yet. Well done!

Hello, friends!

This thing is really Great. Thanks for selfhosting, working bdb and darkwyrm's BeIDE clone.

The bad: the system doesn't boot on VAIO SZ neither from flash nor CD and even with "space-bar" bootstrap tuning. Booting lock-ups on third icon (in boot log on "achi" message, sorry can't copy or specify more precisely).

Re: Hello, friends!

Long time, but Good work.
Congratulations.

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I'm so happy, that Haiku is now bootable from cd !! I'd love this OS, and hope that someday it will be my personal one and only OS !!

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I've been following BeOS since R5. I never got really involved on the development, but I saw Haiku as a great project and always looked at the news about it. I even tried some early builds. But today I must say that I really got a big surprise. I dumped a raw image to a usb thumbdrive and I've run Haiku Alpha 1 on an Asus EEEPC 1005HA. I must say it's impressive. Boots fast and beautifully. I even have sound by default. I think BeOS it's alive again, and even in better shape that the last stable one I tried. It's so stable that I'm amazed how can it only be at alpha stage. But sure developers must have their explanations! I tried atheros wifi driver but it doesn't seem to work with my wlan card. Had it worked and with Internet this little pc will be perfect for Haiku. In fact I think this will be the big challenge. Haiku needs a lot of drivers and applications that fulfill user's needs. But as the community keeps growing I think there will be nice surprises along the way. Finally I must send congratulations to all the people involved in this project. You really did an awesome job. Keep on the excellent work!

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This is an exciting time for we Haiku developers, and though it has been a long time in the making, it is still a proud moment.

I hope all the people waiting for a release before using Haiku can now finally try it out!