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.

Contest for System Sounds

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

UPDATE (2020/12/08): The contest has concluded. See this blog post for the results. 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 R1/beta2 has been released!

News posted on Tue, 2020-06-09 00:00

After almost 2 years since R1/beta1, Haiku R1/beta2 has been released. See “Release Notes” for the release notes, “Press contact", for press inquiries … and “Get Haiku!” to skip all that and just download the release (or upgrade to it from an existing install!)

It's almost time for the 2019 Google Code-In and Haiku is ready!

News posted on Thu, 2019-11-07 12:40

Another year, another Google Code-In! The Haiku project is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 2019 Google Code-In! Together with 28 other open source projects, we’ll mentor students between 13 and 17 years of age through a variety of 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 contributors.

GCI 2018 - Wrap-up report

News posted on Sun, 2019-03-10 16:42

Better late than never… Here’s a quick report on GCI 2018. Google Code-in is the annual contest for students between 13 and 17. It brings together teenagers and open source organizations with the idea of giving “pre-university students” an experience of real world coding which might inspire them to consider Computer Science in their future educational and career plans. At the end of the contest, each organization chooses five finalists. These finalists each receive limited edition Google Code-in hoodies.

Haiku to mentor interns in Google Summer of Code and Outreachy

News posted on Tue, 2019-02-26 17:47

Haiku is proud to once again be part of the Google Summer of Code. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors.

Haiku R1/beta1 has been released

News posted on Fri, 2018-09-28 20:26

After nearly 6 years since R1/alpha4, Haiku R1/beta1 has been released. See “Release Notes” for the (lengthy) release notes, “Press contact", for press inquiries … and “Get Haiku!” to skip all that and just download the release.

Back into Google Summer of Code

News posted on Sun, 2018-02-18 17:47

Haiku is proud to once again be part of the Google Summer of Code. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors.

GCI 2017 Wrap Up Report

News posted on Fri, 2018-02-02 00:13

Like all good things Google Code-In 2017 comes to an end, this year the program attracted over 3555 students in total for Google Code-In and out of those about ⅓ of the students claimed at least one task for Haiku, with 255 students completing at least one Haiku task. Haiku is also proud of its history of getting selected each year in Google’s Code-In. Just like the other 24 organizations, Haiku picked winners out of the 10 students who completed the most tasks for Haiku, finalists and grand prize winners were picked collectively by the diligent team of Haiku’s 20+ mentors.

Back into Google Summer of Code

News posted on Mon, 2017-02-27 17:47

After a two year break, the Haiku project is proud to be part of Google Summer of Code again. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors.