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.

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.

Accepted Students

Eight students to be mentored by Haiku in Google Summer of Code 2011!

For this year's Google Summer of Code™ program, we at Haiku have been allocated eight students! In 2011, 417 mentoring organizations applied and 3731 students submitted 5474 proposals. Haiku is proud to be one of the 175 accepted mentoring organizations, with 35 submitted proposals and 8 accepted students.

Over the years, Haiku's goals for Google Summer of Code have evolved. Originally the ability to evaluate the students' capabilities was lacking and the attention was simply on choosing projects that filled a need. Now, the emphasis is placed on choosing the best students, as they are more important than their short term code contributions. During the application process, those students instilled a sense of hope and confidence in Haiku's mentors that they will mature into full project contributors. In other words, this is our opportunity to grow and refine young, intelligent, and highly motivated students into people who will continue to develop Haiku in the years to come.

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.

GSoC 2011

Google Summer of Code 2011 Logo jpeg

The Google Summer of Code™ 2011 is on! We are proud to be a Mentoring Organization! Thanks to the participation of various individuals in the community, particularly our Google Summer of Code admin Matthew S. Madia and those who volunteered to become mentors. This is the fifth year in a row, that Haiku has been honored by Google by being selected as a one of the 175 mentoring organizations (out of 417 organizations that applied). Here is the complete list of accepted organizations, chosen by Google to take part in this great program.

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