System Sounds Contest Wrap-up

News posted on Tue, 2020-12-08 12:00

Contest for Haiku System Sounds is finally over; and ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Before going into details, lots of thanks to all participants and voters are in order. Thanks to you, Haiku now has a cohesive high-quality sound set, that will hopefully make using Haiku even more pleasant and accessible.

Without further ado, the winner is Garrett Kabler, with the sound theme “grubs-sparkly-tones” (previously named as “burgs-sparkly-tones”, name changed by the author due to a possible identity mixup)!

Garrett’s entry won the contest by a landslide, acquiring a whopping 249 points, whilst the runner up followed up with 50 points. This is very impressive, and gives an overall idea about the quality of Garrett’s sound set.

Top three are listed below:

  1. Garrett Kabler - grubs-sparkly-tones
  2. Matthew Harazim - Komorebi
  3. Maksim Malerson - Basics

For the evaluation, entries were ranked from one to five, each of them corresponding to below points:

  1. 1st place: 5 points
  2. 2nd place: 4 points
  3. 3rd place: 3 points
  4. 4th place: 2 points
  5. 5th place: 1 point

According to votes, the final scores were calculated as below:

Theme name Points
1. grubs-sparkly-tones 249
2. Komorebi 50
3. Basics 43
4. Zen 42
5. Clack 37
6. Yanqim 25
7. Leafy 23
8. Forest Dreams 23
9. Low Modularian 18
10. Zen Peace 16
11. Meditation Time 15
12. Bassling 15
13. Straight Outta Cronton 13
14. Nature 12
15. Supposedly Not Too Annoying Theme 10
16. The Poet Operating System Theme 7
17. Daniel Diaz 6

You can download the votes' breakdown table from this link (.ods file, 20 KiB).

What next?

The winning sound theme will be included in Haiku R1. You can still use any sound theme you please via setting them up manually in “Sounds” preferences or install and use the other entries via HaikuDepot, once the underlying foundation for this feature is implemented.

Thanks again to all participants and everyone who helped spread the word around.