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
  $23,862

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.

WebKit weekly report #30

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2014-05-02 06:51

Hello everyone,

Not so much exciting things this week...

Well, good news first, on wednesday I uploaded HaikuWebkit 1.3.1 packages. It should be more stable than the previous releases, and includes work from the last 3 weeks including some more bugfixes for audio/video support, working web socket support, and many smaller fixes.

[GSoC 2014] Port of the Go programming language: introduction

Blog post by zhuowei on Tue, 2014-04-29 03:00
I have chosen to take up Bruno Albuquerque's suggestion of porting the reference compiler and runtime of the Go programming language to Haiku.

[GSoC 2014] UEFI bootloader

Blog post by choupy on Mon, 2014-04-28 15:09

Me, myself and I

Hello everyone, my name is Louis Feuvrier, I am a french student located in Paris (GMT+2) studying computer science at EPITA. I am lucky enough to be part of a laboratory (LSE) as my curriculum which allows me to work on interesting and low-level problems! Here's the one that will keep me awake at night in the following months (but hopefully not too much!)

Besides computer stuff, I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, watching tv shows or going to gigs.

[GSoC 2014] LibUSB Port

Blog post by akshay1994 on Mon, 2014-04-28 13:24
Hello Everyone!

Google Summer of Code 2014 is now underway, and I am one of the four students selected to work with Haiku. My project is completing the LibUSB Port to Haiku.

WebKit weekly report #29

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2014-04-25 07:26

Hello world!

Work continues on the testsuite: I found one bug in the testsuite system that greatly improved the results. Things are now properly reset between each test, which avoids many of the issues I was having. The last test run breaks down as follows:

  • 2 unexpected crashes
  • 2300 unexected failures
  • 400 unexpected successes
  • 5000 tests have no reference
  • And the remaining 30000 or so tests are now properly tagged

I will continue marking the failing tests as expected to fail, and review them in case I find one that's easy to fix. The 5000 "no references" tests are easily fixed, we just need to generate a reference rendering of the page. This is because these tests have platform-specific results, so there is no common reference for all platforms, and we need a haiku-specific one.

[GSoC 2014] Haiku ARM port

Blog post by dnivra on Thu, 2014-04-24 09:29
Hello everyone!
Most of you know that 4 students have been chosen to work with Haiku during the Google Summer of Code(GSoC) 2014. My name is Arvind and I am one of the 4 students(yaay!). I will be improving the ARM port and hopefully make significant progress.

Accepted Students

Four students to be mentored by Haiku in Google Summer of Code 2014!

For this year's Google Summer of Code™ program, we at Haiku have been allocated four students! In 2014, 371 mentoring organizations applied and 4420 students submitted 6313 proposals. Haiku is proud to be one of the 190 accepted mentoring organizations, with four accepted students.

Over the years, Haiku's goals for Google Summer of Code have evolved. Originally the ability to evaluate the students' capabilities was lacking and the attention was simply on choosing projects that filled a need. Now, the emphasis is placed on choosing the best students, as they are more important than their short term code contr