Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

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WHAT'S NEW IN HAIKU DEVELOPMENT

The Haiku source is continually built and released for testing purposes nearly every day. You can download and install these latest snapshots to check out the latest features and bug-fixes.

Be aware that nightly images may be unstable. Additionally, some packages included with official releases need to be installed separately.

If you're OK with this, you can find further instructions at our Nightly image page.

RealLife(TM)

News posted on Sun, 2012-04-22 22:09

To be honest, this article is something I have been dreading. It's one of those situations, where you hope and pray that it gets better before you take action, but it hasn't.

Michael has landed onto some tough times. The injury from some weeks ago has healed well enough. However, RealLife™ has prevented him from focusing on Haiku. It involves his personal life outside of Haiku. That's all we know and that's all we need to know. With everything that has happened and will continue to play out over the next weeks, Michael has decided to cease the contract. In the future, he does plan to contribute to Haiku. For now though, he needs to take a step back.

First Bugfix Weekend

News posted on Wed, 2012-03-28 18:30

We'd like to invite every developer to our first Bugfix Weekend this weekend March 31st to April 1st. It's an idea recently brought up on the developer mailinglist that developers should regularly meet up virtually to solve bugs or enhancement tickets from our bugtracker together.

While it's a bit short notice, it fits nicely with the 25th BeGeistert meeting that is held on that same date in Düsseldorf. That way everyone can participate in the two day hackfest even if they can't make it there in person.
It's a nice opportunity for old and new developers to meet the rest of the gang and get more involved with Haiku development. Our Google Summer of Code students to be are especially invited to join, of course.

The Bugfix Weekend will be held on the Muscle server beshare.TyComSystems.com, accessed with BeShare (or JavaShare if you're not running Haiku). BeShare is a client for chatting and easily sharing files, which should be nice for quickly sharing some source files, pdfs or screenshots etc.
As alternative, there'll be a regular IRC channel #haiku-bugfixweekend at irc.freenode.net.

BeGeistert 025 "Silver" registration now open!

News posted on Tue, 2012-03-20 14:47

Late as always the registration for the 25th BeGeistert event is now open at last. Head over to www.begeistert.org if you want to take part in it.

The jubilee event is taking place at the youth hostel Düsseldorf as usual. Many of Haiku's core developers will attend, and discuss the future of Haiku among other things. It's a social event where Haiku developers and users come together to share their ideas, and experiences, even though there will also be workshops, and presentations for those interested. The complete program is still being worked, on though.

This time, there is no coding sprint, however, but to compensate for that a bit, the event includes the monday as well.

Thanks a lot to Charlie Clark and the Haiku Support Association e.V. for their tedious task of planning and organizing the events in all these years!

GSoC 2012

Google Summer of Code 2012 Logo jpeg

The Google Summer of Code™ 2012 is on! Haiku is proud to be a Mentoring Organization! Thanks goes to the participation of various individuals in the community, particularly our Google Summer of Code admin Matthew S. Madia and those who volunteered to become Haiku mentors. 2012 marks the sixth consecutive year for Haiku as a mentoring organization. Once again, we are joining 180 open source projects chosen by Google to take part in this great program.


ReactOS gets USB Stack, with Help from Us

News posted on Mon, 2012-02-20 23:22

The ReactOS and Haiku projects have had a friendly working relationship for several years now, with each group helping the other whenever possible. These range from helping each other with conference attendance at SCALE and FOSDEM to development related matters. Haiku was especially helpful during ReactOS’ successful application to Google Summer of Code 2011, providing advice and feedback on ReactOS’ application efforts, and the ReactOS project remains grateful for the assistance.

The current ReactOS USB stack was started by Michael Martin, with Johannes Anderwald quickly joining in the development effort. Recently Johannes made significant progress in completing its USB stack, thanks to the reference Haiku's USB stack provided.

Contract Paused Due to Health Issues

Blog post by mmlr on Sun, 2012-02-05 17:22

I'm writing this to inform a broader audience of what was/is going on with my Haiku contract work.

Interview with kallisti5

Forum thread started by Premislaus on Mon, 2012-01-23 11:02

Alexander von Gluck
Alexander von Gluck
Below, I present interview with Alexander von Gluck aka kallisti5, how I managed to carry out on January 22, 2012.

Premislaus: Hi! I am a member the polish community of Haiku, and I would like to interview you.

(Click "Read more" below to see the rest of the interview)

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