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.

Using malloc_debug to Find Memory Related Bugs

Blog post by mmlr on Mon, 2010-02-08 01:17

There's plenty of ways to introduce subtle bugs into your code that give you a hard time finding and fixing. In this post I'd like to introduce you to malloc_debug, a heap implementation with added debug helpers, and outline how it can be used to find some of these problems.

Everyone loves benchmarks

Blog post by stippi on Tue, 2010-01-12 15:23

In these exciting times, during which Ingo Weinhold is making great progress with some performance optimizations in the Haiku kernel, I felt this strong urge to conduct some benchmark results, even if that caused me great deal of pain in setting up all the test platforms! The results are quite interesting, even though I didn't manage to test all possible combinations of host platforms and file systems.

The History Channel: 2003 Interview with Michael Phipps

Blog post by koki on Sat, 2009-11-28 04:20

In 2003 early, myself and a few Japanese BeOS fans founded the Japan BeOS Network, JPBE in short, a community based user group created mainly in response to the resurgence of BeOS in the form of the ZETA operating system (which was being developed by the German company yellowTAB). While the enthusiasm of the community built around ZETA, I felt it was important to educate the Japanese community about Haiku (then still called OpenBeOS); so I decided to do an interview of Michael Phipps, Haiku's project leader in those early days. I am posting this interview here for historical purposes, but also because I think it may be useful to familiarize newcomers with the history of the project and in some way as a tribute to all Michael gave to Haiku during his tenure. Enjoy!

What do You Know About the Haiku Logo?

Blog post by koki on Wed, 2009-11-25 23:43

I once had a personal blog where I wrote some stuff about Haiku. The blog is now gone, but I kept some of the posts that I thought could still be relevant or informative even afer time. Being that we have had many new comers as a result of the recent alpha release, I thought I would rehash some of these posts for both the newcomers as well as anyboby else who may have missed them in the past. This first one is about Haiku logo; I hope you enjoy it.

Multiboot Installation on GPT Disk

Article contributed by aardquark on Wed, 2009-11-18 19:54

My goal was to install Haiku R 1/Alpha 1 on a GPT (GUID Partition Table) formatted disk that already held several operating systems. Along the way to success, I had various difficulties. The basic problem is that Haiku doesn't really handle GPT right now, but a GPT disk sort of looks like an MBR (Master Boot Record) disk, and the MBR table may or may not accurately reflect the actual contents. Luckily, there are tools and techniques available to make this work. This article describes the steps I took.

R1/Alpha 1 Commemorative CD Now Available

News posted on Wed, 2009-10-28 19:10

To all the Haiku fans out there who have been eagerly looking forward to getting their hands on the first official Haiku CD, the wait is finally over: Haiku R1/Alpha 1 CDs are now available on the Haiku Store! Since a lot of sweat and tears have gone into this first Haiku release, we wanted the availability of our first official CD to also be an opportunity for the community to give something back to the project. To that effect, we have priced it as a commemorative CD which, for every unit you purchase, $15 will go into the project coffers. Thus, not only do you get a nicely branded Haiku CD, but you also help fund the future development of Haiku.

Show your support, and head over to the Haiku Store!

(Note: Cafepress-created CDs are CD-R with a full color silkscreen label)

Obligatory BeGeistert Report

Blog post by mmu_man on Tue, 2009-10-27 05:10

I'm in the TGV back to Valence on wednesday, which luckily has many power plugs, unlike the Thalys which has wifi but no plug for those battery-drained guys like me. It's 21:30 as I start writing this. Will take some more days to finish though...

Not there yet

But first things first, after attending a meeting on Friday in Grenoble, I headed back to Valence to leave some stuff there, then back to the train station, where my train got delayed by an hour or so. But the other frenchies I was to share a car with were also a bit late, so they didn't have to wait for me too much. We then took the road to Düsseldorf and started to talk about each others work, and GSoC since we had two of the students on board.