Haiku Release 1 Alpha 3

News posted on Mon, 2011-06-20 00:00

The release features many improvements across the board, including:

  • Hardware - much improved hardware support, including printers via Gutenprint
  • Filesystems - added btrfs, ext4 and exFAT
  • Localization - more translations and better support of e.g. Chinese
  • Layout API - improved layout classes
  • Applications - functionality and user interface improvements
  • Window management - stacking and tiling of windows, keyboard shortcuts
  • Media - improved format support and media player
  • Bug fixes - over 950 bugs have been closed as fixed since R1 Alpha 2

For more about R1 Alpha 3, visit www.haiku-os.org/get-haiku/release-notes

Haiku R1 Alpha 3 availability

About Haiku

The Haiku Project is a volunteer based initiative and was started on August 18th, 2001. The goal of the project is to develop and promote the adoption of Haiku, an open source, general purpose operating system. Haiku aims at personal computing, letting you do what you want with ease! Haiku adopts design concepts from the BeOS® and takes it to the next level by infusing those concepts with recent advances.

We would like to thank all donors enabling development contracts funded through Haiku, Inc. and Haikuware's Bounty program, the HSA for organizing the BeGeistert conferences, and Google's Summer of Code program.

Give Haiku a whirl today, see what you think and discover what you have been missing!

Report bugs on Haiku's bug tracker, dev.haiku-os.org

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