Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

Fundraising 2016

Goal: $35,000


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.

Haiku monthly activity report - 12/2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2017-01-06 20:26

Happy new year everyone!

Here is the last report for commits in the year 2016. It covers hrev50718-hrev50829.

UEFI Progress Update

Blog post by jessicah on Wed, 2016-12-14 11:11

As some may have noticed, my UEFI branch got merged in November, purely by accident too! However, until now, we still haven't been able to boot to the desktop. Whilst still in development, the addition of a simple framebuffer driver and a crucial fix by Henry (https://github.com/froggey/) has enabled Haiku to now boot all the way to the desktop using QEMU.

There is still a need to add support for serial debugging, and expanding the disk system support; but, with a few minor tweaks, a test build has even managed to boot all the way to the desktop on my Macbook Air. Unfortunately, Haiku then promptly freezes, hence the need for serial debugging. But we're edging closer to UEFI support on actual hardware. We may even manage to squeeze it into the upcoming beta release *fingers crossed*

Haiku monthly activity report - November 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2016-11-29 19:37

Hi there!

The autumn season is here, and the winter is coming soon. For Haiku this means
several things. In particular, this month there was the Capitole du Libre with
two talks about Haiku (you can read more about that in mmu_man's short report),
and also the start of the Google Code-In, with the first students claiming their
tasks yesterday.

Anyway, let's have a look at what's cooking in the source tree. This report covers

Haiku mentors once more in Google's Code-In

News posted on Tue, 2016-11-08 17:47

GCI 2016The Haiku project is proud to be once again part of Google's Code-In.
Together with 16 other open source projects we'll mentor students between 13 and 17 years of age through various large and small tasks. The aim is to introduce them to the work and community of open source projects, while benefitting ourselves from their work and energy, and maybe even by gaining future contributers.

If you know people in the right age bracket that might be interested, point them to Google's Code-In site that has all the information.

The contest period starts on 28th of November 2016 and will end 17th of January 2017. In this time many of the students will flock to the #haiku IRC channel and the forums. Please give them a warm welcome and support them when you can, thereby also helping our pool of mentors.

BeGeistert 030 report

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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.

Haiku monthly activity report - October 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2016-11-05 08:36

Hey there!

Life continues in Haiku, with bugfixes and slowly getting prepared for the beta release. Not much in terms of new and exciting features, but Haiku is getting more stable and the bugs slowly fade away.

In terms of Haiku commits, this report covers hrevs 50577 to 50664.

Haiku monthly activity report - September 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2016-10-08 18:16

Hey there, time for a report! (I'm really out of ideas for taglines. Any suggestions?)
This report covers hrev50529-hrev50576

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