Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

Fundraising 2015

Goal: $35,000
$15,589

WHAT'S NEW IN HAIKU DEVELOPMENT

The Haiku source is continually built and released for testing purposes nearly every day. You can download and install these latest snapshots to check out the latest features and bug-fixes.

Be aware that nightly images may be unstable. Additionally, some packages included with official releases need to be installed separately.

If you're OK with this, you can find further instructions at our Nightly image page.

'Packaging Infrastructure' Contract Report #5

Blog post by waddlesplash on Sat, 2015-07-18 16:17

Hello again!
It's been two weeks since my last report, as I wasn't working full-time these past two due to some outside appointments and other conflicts. I'll be back to working full-time next week. Despite this, I managed to make a lot of progress on a number of fronts.

Introducing the launch_daemon

Blog post by axeld on Fri, 2015-07-17 20:54

Since some time, I am working on a replacement of our current shell script based boot process to something more flexible, a similar solution to Apple's launchd, and Linux's systemd.

While there is still a lot to do, it's now feature complete in terms of being able to completely reproduce the current boot process.

Since the switch to our package manager, there was no longer a way to influence the boot process at all. The only file you could change was the UserBootscript which is started only after Tracker and Deskbar; the whole system is already up at this point.

The launch_daemon gives the power back to you, but also allow software you install to automatically be started on system boot as well. You can also even prevent system components from being started at all if you so wish.

Debugger: Getting mixed signals

Blog post by anevilyak on Sat, 2015-07-11 03:37

As an operating system that implements the POSIX specification, Haiku includes support for signals, and the requisite API calls for an application to decide how it will handle them. While these aren't really used by the Be API in any meaningful way, they do frequently come into play for ported applications and libraries. Up until now, however, our debugger has lacked support for them, which could make debugging situations involving signals a less than convenient affair if one didn't already know what to look for. As of hrev49356, this has been rectified.

'Packaging Infrastructure' Contract Weekly Report #4

Blog post by waddlesplash on Fri, 2015-07-03 16:20
After I took last week off for vacation, this week went very well. HaikuPorts has been migrated to GitHub, many corner cases related to HaikuPorter have been resolved, and most of the infrastructure issues that were directly related to setting up the package build server are gone.

Haiku, Inc. board of director elections complete

News posted on Wed, 2015-07-01 20:13

The Haiku, Inc. board of directors has the pleasure of announcing several new members to help support the project.

What is Haiku, Inc.?
Haiku, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Haiku Project and the development of Haiku® (the "Software"). Haiku, Inc. does not have any technical decision making power within the Haiku project at large.
The current board of directors:
  • Axel Dörfler (axeld)
  • Rene Gollent (DeadYak)
  • Ryan Leavengood (leavengood)
  • Urias McCullough (umccullough)
  • Alexander von Gluck IV (kallisti5)

Sadly, Bruno Albuquerque (BGA, Vice President) and Matthew Madia (mmadia, Secretary) have decided to step down from their positions on the board. Haiku, Inc. would like to thank Bruno and Matthew for all their hard work, support, and guidance. The board elected Rene Gollent (DeadYak) and Alexander von Gluck IV (kallisti5) to the positions of Vice President and Secretary, respectively, to back-fill these open positions.

The refreshed board has already begun tackling some of the pending projects for Haiku, Inc. and hopes to maintain this positive momentum.

As usual, all meeting minutes as well as information on the Inc. can be found on the Haiku, Inc. website.

Haiku monthly activity report - 06/2015

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2015-06-30 19:40

Hi there, it's time for the monthly report!

Statistics

Commit range scanned this month: hrev49209-hrev49344.

There are currently 38 tickets open in the beta 1 release. For the first time, we are below 40.

'Packaging Infrastructure' Contract Weekly Report #3

Blog post by waddlesplash on Fri, 2015-06-19 18:48