News Index

The time is now: Michael Lotz on a long term contract.

News posted on Wed, 2011-06-29 23:35

Haiku, Inc. is ecstatic to announce Michael Lotz (AKA "mmlr") on a 6 month contract developing Haiku!! There is the intention to renew this contract for another 6 months, making Michael to be the first person to be paid to work on Haiku for an entire year and you can make that a reality!

The goal of his contract would be to work on anything and everything to bring Haiku closer to its first production quality release, better known as "R1". The scope, variety and quality of code that Michael has produced over the past six years and even more recently, gives Haiku, Inc. the fullest confidence in his ability to succeed in every task that he works on. Simply put, Michael gets the job done and done right.

Haiku Release 1 Alpha 3

News posted on Mon, 2011-06-20 00:00
Haiku R1 Alpha 3 CD

The Haiku Project is excited to announce the availability of our third official alpha release. A year and a month have passed since the Alpha 2 and the Haiku Project has been busy. The main purpose of this release is to provide interested third party developers with a stable version for testing and development. To aid with that, Haiku includes a rich set of development tools.

Haiku, Inc. accepts a second development contract in 2011!

News posted on Sun, 2011-06-12 16:44

On the Haiku, Inc. mailing list, Ingo Weinhold proposed a development contract. You may know Ingo better by his commit id "bonefish", as he recently merged his POSIX signals development branch back into trunk as r42116. His proposal is for 160 hours relating to furthering package management with a €2,000 EUR payout. That is roughly a meager $18 USD per hour!

FreeLists issues

News posted on Thu, 2011-05-26 22:07

As many have likely noticed, our trusty mailing lists hosted on freelists.org are currently down.

It seems freelists.org is having some kind of critical DNS issue which hasn't yet been resolved. We have been unable to find out much info beyond that. If anyone has more details, please feel free to mention it in the comments.

However, since Haiku has a *lot* of mailing lists on freelists.org, this does drastically impact development and community discussion, we may have to relocate our mailing lists to another service if the problem doesn't get resolved soon.

We will be sure to let everyone know here if/when that occurs.

Thanks for you patience!

Update: The FreeLists server is up again and delayed mails are being delivered.

Haikuware donates $2,000 to Haiku, Inc.

News posted on Sat, 2011-04-30 16:28


A big and heartfelt thank-you goes out to Haikuware and its supporters. Over this weekend, a $2,002.09 donation has been made to Haiku, Inc. on behalf of Haikuware's financial contributors. The current funds available to Haiku, Inc. are now over $13,000 dollars!

This donation will be earmarked for contractual work on any of the R1 requirements. Additionally, there are intentions to use other finances to supply developers with the necessary hardware to resolve issues and improve support for them.

Contributors, who are interested in contractual work, should read more information about submitting a request for funds.

Switch to XEmacs and fish

News posted on Sat, 2011-04-02 00:11

On this first of April, the main Haiku developers wish to announce an important change that will likely increase user friendliness of the overall Haiku experience. We are a bit late to report the news due to the excitement and the required planification work, but we hope everyone will enjoy the move.

Haiku Trademark Registration - Achievement Unlocked!

News posted on Fri, 2011-04-01 07:00
We are happy to announce that the trademark registration process of the HAIKU logo® has finally been completed (pdf) by Haiku, Inc.

Over the last year or two, Haiku, Inc. has been seeking to cleanup the Haiku trademark usage. The official registration of the logo was a major part of that process.There are several benefits of having Federal trademark registration, which include fortifying the protection of the mark and entitling additional methods of resolving trademark infringers. As R1 continually draws nearer, having this additional recognition and protection is a good thing.

Haiku, Inc. provides a page describing the trademarks and their proper usage.

Haiku, Inc. accepts contract relating to package management

News posted on Mon, 2010-12-27 23:50

As seen with the poll for the must-have features for R1, the lack of proper package management is clearly one of the items that are delaying the release of R1. More importantly though, as package management is an actual lacking feature (as opposed to a bug in an existing implementation), even the beta cycle is being blocked as a result. In order to progress, Haiku needs package management.

Google Summer of Code 2010: Wrap up report

News posted on Sun, 2010-09-12 15:36
Google Summer of Code 2010 Logo jpeg

In the past four years, the Haiku Project has had both the honor and privilege of being a Mentoring Organization in Google Summer of Code™. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Project, as it exposes Haiku to many potential youthful and energetic minds that are interested in developing Open Source Software. Even more exciting, it provides a unique opportunity of generating income for the Project while growing a handful of carefully selected students into knowledgeable and potential long-term contributors.

Haiku turns 9 today!

News posted on Wed, 2010-08-18 14:44

DaaT over at IsComputerOn reminds us that today is Haiku's 9th birthday!

I guess we were so busy, we forgot to post something... shame on us!