Call for Wallpapers

News posted on Thu, 2020-10-08 13:00

One of the most common feedback that we receive is that Haiku needs some nice colourful wallpapers shipping with its releases. We definitely want to improve the current situation. And we need your help. Haiku currently ships with only one (1) wallpaper, and it’s not a complete wallpaper per se, it’s just the Haiku logo positioned at fixed coordinates on the screen. To be fair, there is a reason we only use the Haiku logo as the default wallpaper; we want Haiku to be usable on systems that have memory as low as 256 MB, therefore each byte that we can spare counts.

Haiku Activity Report - September 2020

Blog post by bitigchi on Thu, 2020-10-01 13:00

Welcome to the Haiku Monthly Activity Report for September 2020. This report covers revisions from hrev54539 to hrev54608. System Sounds Contest We’ve started a contest for the system sounds, and currently it’s ongoing. For more details, see the contest post. Applications AlwaysLivid improved the after-install UX via a bunch of Installer and FirstBootPrompt fixes. Now it is possible to exit the FirstBootPrompt to Desktop without having to restart the system.

Contest for System Sounds

News posted on Sun, 2020-09-06 13:00

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that, Haiku is a unique operating system. It takes its roots from BeOS, the OS everyone envied back in the day. Haiku continues to follow its footsteps, trying to deliver that same experience. What could be better than complementing this unique operating system with a set of unique system sounds? As R1 steadily approaches, we are looking for contestants (amateur, professional, enthusiast) to produce system sound effects for Haiku.

Haiku Activity Report - August 2020

Blog post by bitigchi on Sun, 2020-09-06 13:00

Welcome to the Haiku Monthly Activity Report for August 2020. This report covers revisions from hrev54480 to hrev54538. This month is not active as the last one, but we have exciting improvements in the pipeline, since GSOC 2020 is coming to an end, and our developers are working hard to review GSOC projects at a fast pace. Applications Humdinger improved accessibility on WebPositive by adding a missing tooltip on Settings window.