Haiku Lecture at FISL 8.0 FOSS Conference in Brazil

News posted on Sat, 2007-04-07 21:59

Haiku developer and Google engineer Bruno G. Albuquerque is scheduled to give a lecture about Haiku at the upcoming 8th International Free Software Forum (FISL 8.0), to be held in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, on April 12th, 13th and 14th. This lecture, one of the six presentations given by Google at this event, will cover general aspects of Haiku and will include a hands-on demonstration as well. Title: Introducing Haiku Presenter: Bruno G.

ACCESS Co. Releases BeBook and Be Newsletters

News posted on Tue, 2007-04-03 17:00

We are very pleased to announce that ACCESS Co. Ltd., the current holders of the BeOS intellectual property, has responded positively to our request for permission to reproduce the BeBook and all the Be Newsletters. As a result, we will be able to release these BeOS legacy documents under a Creative Commons license. "ACCESS is very pleased to be able to support the Haiku project by making these documents more widely available to interested developers,"

Extended Deadline for GSoC 2007 Applications (Updated)

News posted on Sat, 2007-03-24 05:00

Google has extended the student application deadline for Google Summer of Code 2007 to 12:00 AM UTC on March 27, 2007. Students that are still interested in working on a project for Haiku are urged to finish their application and get it in by the new deadline.

Google Summer of Code 2007: We Are In!

News posted on Thu, 2007-03-15 11:37

We are pleased and at the same time thrilled to inform the community that Google has accepted our application to become a mentor organization for the Google Summer of Code 2007. Yes, we have made it! Students now have until March 24 to apply for any of our project ideas from the GSoC Web App for Student Applicants. If you are a student and are interested in working on one of our project ideas, please check out our List of GSoC Ideas and Students: How to Apply pages for detailed information.

Haiku to be Presented at Numerica

News posted on Tue, 2007-03-06 13:50

Long time Haiku developer François Revol (a.k.a. mmu_man) is scheduled to give a Haiku presentation at the first Numerica Art Party, an event sponsored by A.D.A.N., the French Association for the Development of Digital Art. Numerica #01 will be taking place from March 9th through the 11th in Montbeliard, France. The Haiku Conference by François is scheduled for Saturday March 10h, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm (GMT+01:00), and will be broadcast live on the web TV demoscene.tv. Stay tuned!

For more information regarding registration, remote entries, competitions, and timetable, please visit the Numerica website.

Google Summer of Code 2007 Drive

News posted on Sat, 2007-03-03 08:32

The application period for the Google Summer of Code 2007 is close, and as Haiku prepares to submit its application to attempt becoming a mentor organization, we are initiating a drive with the goal engaging the Haiku community at large. We will be submitting our application on March 5th or 6th, and expect to know whether our application has been accepted on March 14th, the day that Google is scheduled to announce the accepted mentoring organizations on code.

Haiku Getting UserlandFS, NetFS

News posted on Tue, 2007-02-20 18:12

We are excited to announce that Haiku developer Ingo Weinhold has recently committed UserlandFS to the repository. UserlandFS is designed to provide, for the first time in Haiku (and the BeOS platform), a stable and flexible environment for file system add-on development. Along with UserlandFS, Ingo has also committed several file system modules, including a Reiser FS 3.6 read-only implementation, a RAM FS (which is still work in progress), and NetFS, a Haiku-specific networking file system.

Haiku Tech Talk at Google a Success

News posted on Wed, 2007-02-14 09:23

Yesterday was our big day at Google, and we can say with a good degree of confidence that the Haiku Tech Talk was quite successful. We had a very special guest for this event: former Be Inc. CEO Jean Louis Gassée, not only joined us at Google for our presentation, but also gave a few words of support and encouragement for our project. It was great to have JLG's presence, as well as that of the several ex-Be engineers who showed up for the talk.

SCaLE 5x First Day Report - Part 2

News posted on Sun, 2007-02-11 19:08

After our first report, Michael's stuff finally arrived and we were able to set up Haiku on a projector screen, which actually helped bring more attention to our booth. The impression that I have been getting from the people visiting our booth is that the reception of our ideal of a desktop OS designed for, focused on, and optimized for the desktop is very positive. It has been a very encouraging experience so far.

SCaLE 5x First Day Report - Part I

News posted on Sat, 2007-02-10 21:28

SCaLE 5x started this morning and it has been a lot of fun so far. Axel, Michael (Phipps), Jorge (Mare) and myself (BGA) came down to the exhibit floor early this morning to setup the booth in advance of the opening. We have a 10x10 booth with a table and a couple of chairs, so we setup a small form factor desktop PC hooked up to a 20 inch LCD monitor, and a couple of laptops, an IBM running Haiku natively, and a MacBook Pro running Haiku inside Parallels.