Haiku is an 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 2016

Goal: $35,000
$8,724

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.

Hello from the new Haiku website!

Blog post by waddlesplash on Fri, 2017-20-01 18:43

Hello, world! If you’re reading this message, that means you’re looking at the new Haiku website. This has been in the works for a long time, but at last it’s finally here.

Haiku monthly activity report - 12/2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2017-06-01 20:26

Happy new year everyone!

Here is the last report for commits in the year 2016. It covers hrev50718-hrev50829.

UEFI Progress Update

Blog post by jessicah on Wed, 2016-14-12 11:11

As some may have noticed, my UEFI branch got merged in November, purely by accident too! However, until now, we still haven't been able to boot to the desktop. Whilst still in development, the addition of a simple framebuffer driver and a crucial fix by Henry (https://github.com/froggey/) has enabled Haiku to now boot all the way to the desktop using QEMU. There is still a need to add support for serial debugging, and expanding the disk system support; but, with a few minor tweaks, a test build has even managed to boot all the way to the desktop on my Macbook Air.

Haiku monthly activity report - November 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2016-29-11 19:37

Hi there!

The autumn season is here, and the winter is coming soon. For Haiku this means several things. In particular, this month there was the Capitole du Libre with two talks about Haiku (you can read more about that in mmu_man’s short report), and also the start of the Google Code-In, with the first students claiming their tasks yesterday.

Anyway, let’s have a look at what’s cooking in the source tree. This report covers hrev50665-50717.

A little report on Capitole du Libre

Blog post by mmu_man on Tue, 2016-29-11 18:50

Adrien speakingBefore I forget due to the GCI frenzy, let’s take some time to write down about Capitole du Libre, which was held in Toulouse on the 19th and 20th November.

Haiku mentors once more in Google's Code-In

News posted on Tue, 2016-08-11 17:47

The Haiku project is proud to be once again part of Google’s Code-In. Together with 16 other open source projects we’ll mentor students between 13 and 17 years of age through various large and small tasks. The aim is to introduce them to the work and community of open source projects, while benefitting ourselves from their work and energy, and maybe even by gaining future contributers. If you know people in the right age bracket that might be interested, point them to Google’s Code-In site that has all the information.

Haiku monthly activity report - October 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2016-05-11 08:36

Hey there!

Life continues in Haiku, with bugfixes and slowly getting prepared for the beta release. Not much in terms of new and exciting features, but Haiku is getting more stable and the bugs slowly fade away.

In terms of Haiku commits, this report covers hrevs 50577 to 50664.

Haiku monthly activity report - September 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2016-08-10 18:16

Hey there, time for a report! (I’m really out of ideas for taglines. Any suggestions?) This report covers hrev50529-hrev50576

Haiku monthly activity report - August 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2016-06-09 20:10

Hello there, it’s time for the monthly activity report again!

This report covers hrev50456-hrev50528

Video drivers

The work on the intel_extreme driver continues. In the previous month there was a large refactor, merging an old branch originally started by mmlr. kallisti5 updated it and tested it on the early intel models (everything up to SandyBridge).

Tales of a Video Editor #2

Blog post by Barrett on Thu, 2016-18-08 22:32

Hi there, we’re now in the last part of the summer.

A lot happened in the UltraDV source. The code is gradually maturing and a lot of components have been replaced and implemented among more than 30 commits.