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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.

GSoC 2020 Project: Improving and Extending Services Kit

Blog post by leorize on Sun, 2020-05-31 15:57

It’s pretty long overdue for the post, but here I am. Introduction: I’m Leorize, a past GCI participant and a former active member of HaikuPorts. If you hang around the #haiku IRC channel, chances are that you might know me :) I started contributing to Haiku around 2017, when I joined GCI. Since then, I’ve authored many bug fixes and ports, including some notable ports like libuv, mandoc, pkgconf, and pyqt.

GSoC 2020 Project: Adding XFS file system in Haiku

Blog post by CruxBox on Mon, 2020-05-11 23:35

Sorry for the late post, but here we go! Introduction: I am Shubham Bhagat, a sophomore, currently majoring in Computer Science Engineering from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sricity, India. I came across Haiku, last November (2019), while I was looking for an operating system I could contribute to. My interest to contribute came from a mini college course. I knew Haiku was also part of GSoC for many years now, so getting the chance to work as an intern and learn here was a no brainer.

GSoC 2020 Project: Input Preferences

Blog post by PreetpalKaur on Wed, 2020-05-06 15:09

Introduction: I am Preetpal Kaur B.Tech.(3rd year), Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) student of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, India. Last year I worked on an Input Preferences project in Haiku as an Outreachy intern 2019, which encapsulates all the preferences in a single dialog window. Now, my aim is to explore this project more by adding the new preferences for the devices and enhance their functionalities. About my project: Previously, the input preferences contained the UI and the functionalities of mouse, keyboard, keymap and touchpad.

GSoC 2020 Project: Adding UFS2 file system in Haiku

Blog post by SuhelMehta on Wed, 2020-05-06 14:20

Hello everyone! I am one of the selected students for this year Google Summer of Code(GSoC). This is my first blog on Haiku website and in this post I will introduce myself and share details about my project. Introduction My name is Suhel Mehta and my name on IRC channel is suhel. I am studying Computer Science and Engineering(CSE) at GNDEC(Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College) in Punjab, India. I am also a part of Development team of college that do technical work.

Haiku activity report - April 2020

Blog post by pulkomandy on Mon, 2020-04-20 10:14

Welcome to the April 2020 activity report! Are we released yet? The big news first: a timeline has been set for Beta 2! If all goes well, it will be released by the end of May. Of course, this means everyone has been scrambling for last minute changes this month instead of stabilizing everything. We are now in “soft freeze”, and the branch will be created on Friday. Now is a good time to test nightly builds on all your machines, help with the translations, and make that bugreport you’ve been postponing for months.

Haiku activity report - February and March 2020

Blog post by pulkomandy on Sun, 2020-03-22 10:14

Hello! The previous report involved a lot of travelling around and attending various events and conferences. This month is quite different as some of us are locked home due to the ongoing pandemic. We already know some of the next planned events such as the JDLL and FLISOL are cancelled (for good reasons). Anyway, the activity on Haiku has not slowed down, so let’s see what’s happening there. This report covers hrev53875-hrev53995.

Haiku field trip report - January 2020

Blog post by pulkomandy on Sat, 2020-02-15 12:14

Hi there! It’s time for the monthly report for January (and half of February as well). This report convers hrev53715-hrev53874 and some real world activities. Unit Tests It’s about time the unit tests for Haiku get some serious attention and fixes. Kyle Ambroff-Kao is currently working on them and fixing various issues. This month he fixed problems in the app and support kits tests, identifying deviations fro, BeOS, some on purpose, some that could be regressions.

Google Code-in 2019 finished

Blog post by humdinger on Thu, 2020-02-13 08:14

This 2019/2020 Google Code-in (GCI) was the 10th iteration in as many years and according to Google’s stats it was the most successful yet: In 7 weeks 3,566 students from 76 countries finished 20,840 tasks for 29 open source organizations! Haiku was one of those organizations - the only open source project, by the way, that participated in all 10 editions of GCI - and we had our share of dedicated students that completed numerous tasks, big and small.

No, I'm not Haiku's lead developer

Blog post by pulkomandy on Tue, 2020-01-21 12:14

I have not used this blog in a while, except for the monthly activity report. But it’s time for a clarification. Lately, several people (some newcomers, some long time members of the community) have started contacting me by private messages (either by e-mail or IRC chat). Sometimes it was the right thing to do, there are parts of the code for which I’m indeed the best person to ask, and sometimes things are not to be discussed on public channels (for example, because it involves personal data that should stay private).