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.

Fundraising 2014

Goal: $35,000
  $13,754

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.

Stephan back at the wheel & a website for Haiku, Inc.

News posted on Thu, 2010-08-12 00:24

Axel has now completed his contract, and intends to pursue the Haikuware bounty for implementing the missing bits of WiFi support over the next weeks.

Your generous donations are allowing us to continue contracting Haiku developers for money. Thank-You-All for supporting these efforts!

Stephan has submitted (edit: and has been accepted for) a development contract -- 160 hours at $2000 USD. Originally he proposed for additional features relating to WebPositive. However in the scope of the next release and even R1 (Final), other areas whose outstanding bugs and issues need greater attention:

  • app_server
  • MediaPlayer
  • Media Kit

Purchasing time and allocating it towards these areas will remove another obstacle while moving towards the great goal of R1.

Lastly in case you didn't hear yet, Haiku, Inc. has launched a website for itself! A few days ago, there was a reminder that using or modifying the trademarked HAIKU logo as your logo is not `OK'. This is strictly about using the HAIKU logo as branding for your goods or services. On the other hand, displaying the logo for saying We support Haiku or as part of an explanation of what is Haiku is allowed and encouraged.

Opportunity to Pay Axel to Code Haiku!

News posted on Wed, 2010-07-14 15:10

We are excited to tell you about another proposal for contract development! This time, it is from Axel Dörfler. He is proposing to work 120 hours at $14 per hour, for a total of $1,680. To remind you of the sheer awesomeness of this, Axel has been with the Project since nearly the beginning -- he joined a few months after it was started in 2001. Axel was also Haiku's first employee back in 2005! This is a chance to get him back in the saddle -- or, according to some jokes, back in the basement -- coding Haiku full time for a few weeks.

Astonishing Update: In a mere 24 hours, over $800 36 hours, over $1,100 42hours, over $3,000 has been donated! Your response has been overwhelmingly amazing. Thank you for all of your support!

Survey about Haiku and BeOS

News posted on Thu, 2010-07-08 14:33

Miroslav Stimac, a part time student at the FernUniversitaet in Hagen, is writing a master thesis about Haiku and asks you to answer his survey at www.haiku-survey.com. The survey is relatively short, and should be answered in about two minutes.

The aggregated results of the survey are expected to be published in early 2011, so don't hold your breath.

A summary of Haiku, Inc.'s accomplishments in the past year

Blog post by mmadia on Sun, 2010-05-30 14:24

Some days ago, I realized that Haiku, Inc. never gave an official status update on its progress. Looking back at where we were last year, a lot of progress has been made. While this is not an official statement from the BOD, these are just my personal observations and recollections.

Haiku Featured in FLOSS Weekly

News posted on Fri, 2010-05-14 11:27

The FLOSS Weekly (Free Libre Open Source Software) podcast is featuring Haiku in episode 120. Hosts Randal Schwartz and Aaron Seigo talk with Haiku developer Ryan Leavengood and contributor Niels Sascha Reedijk about the origins of Haiku, its purpose, the current status of the project and the potential for the future. Of course, alpha 2 is shamelessly being plugged!

Listen to the podcast now, or download it for later!

Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 2

News posted on Sun, 2010-05-09 22:14
Haiku R1 Alpha 2 stamp

The Haiku Project is proud to announce the availability of Haiku R1A2, its second official alpha release. Haiku is an open source operating system that specifically targets personal computing intended for desktop use. Alpha 2 is a stable development release and a milestone on the way to the upcoming Release 1.