Prepare for Publishing

The are many tasks you should look in to before publishing your new or latest application. Translating your application using catkeys files Create an icon for your application

To Create or Contribute?

When you spot a need for an application it is tempting to create a new one from scratch. The HaikuArchives contains many projects that were started as an idea, and then fell out of use. To minimise code waste and maximise re-use, you should consider finding a project that aligns with your goals, and adding your own new feature enhancements to it, rather than default to create Yet Another Application.

Setting up a Development Environment

The first thing you'll need to do before writing code in Haiku is to set up a development environment. How you do this will depend on whether you are developing for Haiku within Haiku itself, or from another operating system. In future we hope to provide step by step guides for each platform. For now though, whichever of the below routes you take, see the summary: Building pre-requisities page for details.

Students

This year, 2 out of 3 students completed their GSoC projects Hrishikesh Hiraskar - Integrating a Git client into Trac Krishnan Iyer - SDHCI support Abhinand N - XFS support (failed as close to no code was written in the first two months)

Get Haiku!

Current Official Version Information Version: R1/beta1 Release date: September 28th, 2018 Release notes: Release notes. Computer platform: x86, 32-bit and 64-bit Important: Post Release Addendum (If you are looking for the nightly images, they can be found at download.haiku-os.org.) Installation DVD You can order the 32bit version of Haiku as an installation DVD. Please read the post BUY NOW - Haiku DVD for all details.

Get Haiku!

Current Official Version Information Version: R1/beta1 Release date: September 28th, 2018 Release notes: Release notes. Computer platform: x86, 32-bit and 64-bit Important: Post Release Addendum (If you are looking for the nightly images, they can be found at download.haiku-os.org.) Installation DVD You can order the 32bit version of Haiku as an installation DVD. Please read the post BUY NOW - Haiku DVD for all details.

R1/beta1 – Release Notes

It’s been just about a month less than six years since Haiku’s last release in November 2012 — too long. As a result of such a long gap between releases, there are a lot more changes in this release than in previous ones, and so this document is weightier than it has been in the past. The notes are mostly organized in order of importance and relevance, not chronologically, and due to the sheer number of changes, thousands of smaller improvements simply aren’t recognized here.

R1/beta1 – Release Notes

It’s been just about a month less than six years since Haiku’s last release in November 2012 — too long. As a result of such a long gap between releases, there are a lot more changes in this release than in previous ones, and so this document is weightier than it has been in the past. The notes are mostly organized in order of importance and relevance, not chronologically, and due to the sheer number of changes, thousands of smaller improvements simply aren’t recognized here.

UEFI Booting Haiku

UEFI Booting the anyboot image 64-bit release images (such as Haiku R1/beta1) can be directly booted from UEFI when the system’s hardware supports it. While Haiku’s UEFI bootloader is at an early stage, it can be leveraged to boot a stable system. Limitations Haiku's UEFI loader is only functional when the anyboot ISO is written to a hard disk or USB Flash device. Booting from UEFI when the anyboot is written to optical media is not currently supported.

Funding and donations

The Haiku project itself is not a formal entity, and as a result it cannot accept donations directly. There are however various way to donate, either to an organization or directly to some developers. Haiku, Inc. Haiku, Inc. is an US-based non-profit organization which handles donations to the Haiku project. They fund the infrastructure (servers, hosting), communication (stickers, flyers) as well as travel and hosting costs for people representing Haiku at open source conferences (FOSDEM, RMLL, .