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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.

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July 2020 Activity Report

Blog post by dogcow on Sat, 2020-08-01 15:53

Welcome to the July, 2020 Activity Report for the Haiku project! This report covers hrev54370 through hrev54484. Applications KapiX added a “Set target to parent folder” option in the TextSearch application, making it easy to move one directory up. Humdinger fixed bug #16321 in the ShowImage application. The timer now responds properly to user input. Andrew Lindesay added support for HaikuDepot Server repo meta-data to be artificially matched against multiple repos.

Haiku Repository Files and Identifiers

Blog post by apl on Sat, 2020-07-11 11:42

Software on a computing platform such as Haiku is typically distributed as a package. Without a packaging system it would be hard for users to install software and because software often depends on other software, the chain of dependencies would be difficult for a user to resolve themselves. To orchestrate the distribution and management of the packages, Haiku has a packaging system which consists of applications, online tools, on-host tools and software libraries. One aspect of the packaging system is the coordination and identification of repositories.

GSoC 2020 Project Update(UFS2): First Evaluation

Blog post by suhelmehta on Fri, 2020-07-10 00:57

Hello Everyone! This is my second post related to my project, Adding UFS2 file system in Haiku The link below provides the patches that I have worked on till now. Know more Work done till now The following points briefly describes what I have done till now: Mount the root directory of a UFS2 formatted disk Implemented ufs2_mount() in kernel_interface.cpp Reading inode from disk

GSoC2020: First Evaluation

Blog post by PreetpalKaur on Thu, 2020-07-09 17:49

First Evaluation completed :) First of all thanks to my mentor to pass the first evaluation of the GSoC2020. Before discussing the current workflow, here is the picture of the icons work, I forgot to put it in the previous post! Icons I have tested the DPI option also with the six-button mouse and the with button mouse in haiku. The DPI is working well. Now, I am working on the mouse configurations for different mouses.

Haiku activity report - May 2020

Blog post by pulkomandy on Sun, 2020-06-28 10:14

Welcome to the May-June 2020 activity report! Are we released yet? Yes! You probably already know, the Beta 2 version has shipped and is available for download. There was a lot of work done towards the release, and then some of us decided to take a break from Haiku for a few weeks to compensate for it. Google Summer of Code The Google Summer of Code is already reaching it’s mid-point with the end of the first month of coding period.

Haiku R1/beta2 has been released!

News posted on Tue, 2020-06-09 00:00

After almost 2 years since R1/beta1, Haiku R1/beta2 has been released. See “Release Notes” for the release notes, “Press contact", for press inquiries … and “Get Haiku!” to skip all that and just download the release (or upgrade to it from an existing install!)

GSoC 2020 Project Update: XFS

Blog post by CruxBox on Sat, 2020-06-06 20:45

Hello there! It’s been exactly a month since my last post. Sorry for not posting much! Work done so far: You can check for the patches here: https://review.haiku-os.org/q/owner:shubhambhagat111%2540yahoo.com But in short this is what is done, Made some small change in the File System interface docs to make the working of readdir a little more understandable. Inodes can now be read from disk, it was interesting to see how inode was located on the disk itself though.

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.

Progress report of community bonding period

Blog post by PreetpalKaur on Wed, 2020-05-27 01:22

This blog will contain all the information about what I have done in the community bonding period. It’s a bit late to post a blog because I have my exams from 29 May 2020 - 3 June 2020. My first task was to add the icons to the device list which was completed from my side and now working on its backlogs. Please have a review For completing this task first I understood the code of the icon that was used in the media preference.

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.