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


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 Weekly Report #3

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

As mentioned in last week's report, I planned to work on integration with IRC to allow the developers to get real-time updates on what the builder was doing, finishing the documentation, and then working on the logic that actually builds packages. The first two of the three are pretty much done, and the last one I did get started on. So this week went pretty well.

'Packaging Infrastructure' Contract Weekly Report #2

Blog post by waddlesplash on Fri, 2015-06-12 18:04
Hello, Haikuvians!

This week was just as productive as last week. I did start on the builds logic, which now can run "builds" (lists of commands) in sequential order. I also improved the builder management system, and created documentation for pretty much everything.

'Packaging Infrastructure' Contract Weekly Report #1

Blog post by waddlesplash on Fri, 2015-06-05 17:52
Hello world!

This week was rather slow: I've logged only 18 hours of contract time this week. I expected this, partly because I didn't expect to do any work on Monday (as mentioned in my first blog post) and partly because I still had some coursework to finish up the semester with. But despite that, I got a ton of stuff done, and the foundations for the following weeks' work are well laid.

Haiku monthly activity report - 05/2015

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2015-05-29 17:14

Hello there, here comes the report for the month of may!


Commit range: hrev49107-hrev4921

Detailed statistics: http://pulkomandy.tk/stats-20150529/

Debugger: Editing Memory

Blog post by anevilyak on Wed, 2015-05-27 03:33

As those who make regular use of it probably already know, one of the features of Haiku's integrated debugger is the ability to inspect the contents of arbitrary (mapped) locations in the target team's address space. This can be handy in various instances, such as when trying to track down bugs that are likely due to a piece of code overwriting part of another data structure, since the data that's been written to memory might contain some pattern or even a familiar string that might hint at the culprit.

Haiku monthly activity report - 04/2015

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2015-04-25 17:59

A new month, a new report!


The commit range this month is hrev48952-hrev49106. I got bored of doing the statistics by hand, so I've run the repo through gitstats instead. This gives more information than what I could do manually, including a listing of the most active commiters this month. Be sure to have a look at the results!

Analysis of Haiku Operating System (BeOS Family) by PVS-Studio

News posted on Wed, 2015-04-22 07:30

PVS studio

Development team of proprietary PVS-Studio C/C++ static analyzer presents their report on the source code of Haiku project in the article, which contains the review of the most suspicious code fragments they discovered.

While the Haiku developers are already using Coverity to identify some problems (mostly security related), PVS-Studio also detects code written in unusual ways or with possibly unexpected behavior. This means it can detect some functional issues, rather than just security problems.

You can read two articles on the official site:

Or have a look at the complete report and help fixing the problems:

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