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 2016

Goal: $35,000


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.

Site issues / Forum upgrade

Blog post by admin on Wed, 2016-08-03 23:03

The Haiku site has run into some difficulties as of late. Drupal 6.x is now end of life which means modules are no longer being maintained. This has greatly impacted the stability of the site as the final urgent Drupal 6.x security updates have been applied.

The web team is working through plans to improve the Haiku website and community. Please be patient while we transition to a better long-term solution.

UPDATE (8/7/2016): We have transitioned to Discourse as our forum system. Existing users of haiku-os.org will need to reset their passwords on discourse via the "Forgot my password" link. https://discuss.haiku-os.org.

Haiku monthly activity report - July 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Thu, 2016-07-28 18:03

Hey there!

Here comes the activity report for July of 2016. It covers hrev50388-hrev50455

Tales of a Video Editor

Blog post by Barrett on Mon, 2016-07-18 22:00

Someone might have already noticed there's some ferment around UltraDV, originally supposed to be a BeOS killer app then it stalled down. It was finally open sourced under MIT license around 2013 and today we are trying to find a path to see it's development continue. Today I'm going to show the good points as well as the hard ones.

Streaming Support And MediaKit Development - Report #7

Blog post by Barrett on Fri, 2016-07-15 10:39

Let's talk about the most recent improvements in streaming support, this is perhaps a bit more technical than in past but in this case most of the work was related to refine internal mechanisms. I'm going to talk also about recent MediaPlayer changes, as well as other things.

Haiku monthly activity report - June 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sun, 2016-07-03 16:54

Hey there,

Finally the reports are back to normal monthly schedule!

The summer is coming, which in my case means a little more free time for Haiku hacking. Anyway, on to the interesting facts. This report covers hrev50367-hrev50387 (yes, only 20 revisions this month, but some of them are large-ish with several commits from Barrett).

Streaming Support And MediaKit Development - Report #6

Blog post by Barrett on Tue, 2016-06-07 14:29

Finally a new report. The time since the latest report has been spent mostly into gaining a preliminary support to streaming and begin finalyzing the underlying support code.

This included documenting myself about the APIs and figuring out how to implement the functionality in a clean way. There are various additions, we are moving to the right place so we finally have a streaming infrastructure.

Haiku not-so-monthly activity report - Mar/Apr/May 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2016-05-28 10:25

Hi there! Once again with about a month of delay, here comes the activity report.

This report covers the range hrev50117-hrev50336.

Command line apps

AGMS contributed some fixes to the "mail" command line app which can be now be used easily to send automated messages from a script. This is an useful tool to have in automated tasks to post status report, errors, etc.

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