GSoC 2017

The Google Summer of Code™ 2017 is coming up soon - Haiku was accepted as Mentoring Organization once again! This will be the eighth year, in which Haiku was selected to participate as one of the mentoring organizations. Why does Haiku want to participate? The Google Summer of Code is a wonderful opportunity for the Haiku Project. It exposes Haiku to many potential youthful and energetic minds that are interested in developing Open Source Software.

Ideas

For information about Haiku's participation in GSoC this year, please see this page. Qualifying students can apply for a Haiku project (see the list of suggested projects below). For details about how to apply, please check out Students: How to Apply for a Haiku Idea. According to other mentor organizations, the most successful Google Summer of Code projects are often those proposed by the students themselves. The following list represents some of our ideas and wishes for the project.

Software Sites

Here's a list of sites providing 3rd party software for Haiku. Some offer a direct download of HPKG packages or zip archives, others have a repository which you can add to Haiku with the "Repositories" preference panel. BeBytes - The BeOS Software Archive: A software archive like the old BeBits in BeOS times. BeSly Software Repo: A repository for Haiku software. Clasqm's repo: A repository with a huge collection mainly of packaged BeOS applications, but also new Haiku software, documentation, fonts, demos and other things.

Emulating Haiku In VMware Fusion

For Google Code In 2017, Brihadeesh Radhakrishnan created a video on how to install Haiku in VMware Fusion [6 MiB]. Start by downloading a Haiku ISO image, do select the closest mirror to enjoy higher transfer rates. Verify using the checksums to make sure that the downloaded files are not corrupted as they are big files. VMware Fusion is available for free. Go to section: Installing and running Haiku from an ISO image Additional Steps Troubleshooting Installing and running Haiku from an ISO image This method is pretty much similar to installing on an actual machine.

Virtualizing Haiku in Parallels Desktop

For Google Code In 2017, Villyam created a video on how to install Haiku in Parallels Desktop [10 MiB]. Virtual instances of operating systems are perfect for all kinds of testing purposes that need to be done in a safe and isolated environment. Installing Haiku in a virtual machine is a solution for people who do not want to install it on their physical computers, but wish to become familiar with it.

Virtualizing Haiku in SimNow

For Google Code In 2017, Arnav Bhatt created a video on how to install Haiku in SimNow [8 MiB]. This article is aimed at developers, as AMD SimNow is both a Virtual machine and an AMD hardware emulator. If you just want to try Haiku out, you might want to use another VM that is more aimed at end users. Go to section: Downloading Haiku Downloading AMD SimNow Installing AMD SimNow Preparing the Virtual Machine Running the Virtual Machine Downloading Haiku There are several methods offered to install Haiku.

Virtualizing Haiku in VMware Workstation

For Google Code In 2017, Promit created a video on how to install Haiku in VMware Workstation [4 MiB]. There’s a video by Max Levchuk for VMware ESXi [5 MiB], too. Virtual instances of operating systems are perfect for all kinds of testing purposes that need to be done in a safe and isolated environment. Installing Haiku in a virtual machine is a solution for people who do not want to install it on their physical computers, but wish to become familiar with it.

BeGeistert 030 report

BeGeistert Logo

Last week, 28th October to 1st November 2016, was the yearly meeting for European Haiku and BeOS people. BeGeistert 30th edition happened as usual, at the youth hostel in Düsseldorf.

Ideas

For information about Haiku's participation in GSoC this year, please see this page. Qualifying students can apply for a Haiku project (see the list of suggested projects below) between March 14th and March 25th, 2016. For details about how to apply, please check out Students: How to Apply for a Haiku Idea. According to other mentor organizations, the most successful Google Summer of Code projects are often those proposed by the students themselves.

Students

Qualifying students can apply for one of our Google Summer of Code 2016 project ideas between March 14th and March 25th, 2016. Student Application Mini-FAQ When do I apply? March 14th to March 25th How much time is left to apply? Countdown to March 25: Student Application Deadline Where do I apply? Start from the Google Summer of Code 2016 site What ideas can I apply for? You can suggest your own idea(s) or check out our List of Google Summer of Code Ideas What info do you need in the application?