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
$6,565

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.

Media Kit Contract Underway

News posted on Wed, 2016-03-09 15:53

Last week, Haiku, Inc. accepted a 120 hour contract for Dario Casalinuovo.

Over the course of a month, Dario will be working on streaming support, improving the media_server, and improving/integrating the BMediaClient.

You can read more about his contract proposal here. Keep an eye on his blog for updates on his progress.

To further support Dario's contract, Dane of TuneTracker Systems has donated $500 USD.

Dario has expressed his willingness to work on other areas of Haiku in the future once he has improved the media_kit, which is the area he is currently most comfortable working with.

Haiku monthly(?) activity report - Jan/Feb 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2016-03-01 21:07

Hello there, it's time for a new report!

There was no report in January as the month was somewhat quiet, with several of
the devs putting most of their effort in mentoring GCI students. But everyone
has recovered now and we are back to normal schedule.

WLAN Master Thesis Published

News posted on Fri, 2016-02-26 18:05

In 2010 Colin Günter finished his master thesis on Haiku's WLAN stack. His work was supported by Haiku users with donations to Haikuware's bounty program. After his move to New Zealand he didn't find the time to prep the documents for publication. But now it's finally done and available at a GitHub repo.

Two documents (both mirrored at the Haiku website) should be interesting to developers curious about Haiku's WLAN stack: The thesis Masterarbeit.pdf (1.35 MiB) and a graphical description of Haiku's network initalization Network-init.pdf (177 KiB).

Only slight problem: it's all in German. Still, it might be useful to non-German speakers by looking through the diagrams and code and using some online translation tool...
The repo contains also all the LyX files, which could be translated if anyone is interested, and compiled to a PDF.

Thanks, Colin for making your thesis available to all (under MIT license with the copyright transferred to Haiku Inc. no less) and, of course, for the work on the WLAN stack itself. Would be nice to see you back as active contributor. :)

Addendum
I almost forgot. In the course of working on his thesis Colin created another document of interest to Haiku historians: Name-history.pdf (233 KiB) documents the name changing process from OpenBeOS to Haiku.

Haiku's GCI 2015 winners

News posted on Sat, 2016-02-13 08:13

In February the roughly two months long Google Code-In (GCI) period came to an end. See the results of all participating organizations at the GCI site. As always, it's been a strenuous time for students and mentors alike. Of course, it was a very productive one, too.

Back from FOSDEM 2016

Blog post by mmu_man on Mon, 2016-02-01 23:18

It's been some years since I last attended FOSDEM, and I kinda missed it. I was eager to participate again, yet a bit frightened at the perspective of having to run or miss so many interesting talks happening in parallel as always. Nevertheless it was comforting to know Olivier was here as well, and we attended different sessions.

Haiku monthly activity report - 12/2015

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sun, 2016-01-10 10:45

Hello everyone, welcome to 2016!

After a break in November because of BeGeistert, the monthly reports resume on
almost normal schedule (yes, I start with this one being two weeks late!).

Anyway, let's see what happened during the last two months in Haiku.

Statistics

This report covers the range hrev49750-hrev50011. We just passed the 50000
revisions range, which mmu_man celebrated with a birthday cake icon in hrev50000.
2016 will also be the year of Haiku 15th birthday, but this will happen a bit later,
in August.

Detailed statistics will be available soon.

Google Code-In 2015 now in progress

News posted on Mon, 2015-12-07 16:15

For the sixth time Google's Code-In program attracts students of the ages 13 to 17 from all over the world to work with open source projects. Haiku is once again proud to take part and is one of 14 mentor organizations that will supply tasks and guidance. The tasks range from coding and documentation to quality assurance and research. Each task is relatively small and should be accomplished in 3 to 6 hours.

As we can (and should) add more tasks as the program moves along, suggestions are still welcome. Please use our web form.

GCI starts on the 7th of December 2015 and ends on the 25th of January 2016.
Please welcome our students in the #haiku IRC channel or the forums and help out by answering their questions if you can!

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