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.

Haiku Inc.: Contractors, Haiku Code Drive, and Available Funds.

News posted on Mon, 2010-03-22 20:28

Several hot topics are covered in this update; new development contracts, changes to our Haiku Code Drive program, and some notes about our immediate finances.

WebPositive matures

Blog post by stippi on Fri, 2010-03-19 12:31

Well... that might be a bit bold for me to say. Obviously WebPositive still has a lot of things missing. On the other hand, this version adds some of the most crucial things, like persistent cookie support, bookmarks and a much improved browsing history implementation.

GSoC 2010

The Google Summer of Code™ 2010 is on! We are proud to once again be taking part in it! 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, we are excited on being accepted as a mentor organization for this fourth year in a row. Once again, we would be joining many open source projects chosen by Google to take part in this great program.

My Interview About Haiku and BeOS on omnes.tv

Blog post by leavengood on Wed, 2010-03-10 19:01

I was recently interviewed by Michael Bartholomew for his new podcast, Device Drivers, on omnes.tv. I talked about Haiku, BeOS, some of my efforts in relation to WebKit and the Haiku browser, and other topics. I think anyone who is interested in Haiku and BeOS will find it interesting:


Donation rally successful

News posted on Fri, 2010-03-05 12:38

It's not just Stippi's project that's a huge success (see the WebKit/Web+ progress documented in his blog posts). Our call for donations for this kind of contractual work is also doing very well!
In the two weeks since our announcement to hire developers for specific projects, donations have picked up significantly. Since then we received over $1,600USD and a few more people opting for small but recurrent monthly funding.

Our thanks go out to all contributors! This shows that our Haiku community is strong and effective when called upon!

My Impressions from SCaLE 2010

Blog post by koki on Wed, 2010-03-03 18:00
From right to left: Scott, Bruno and myself (the three Haiku stooges?) at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From right to left: Scott, Bruno and myself (the three Haiku stooges?) at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Southern California Linux Expo – or the SCaLE show as it is also widely known – was the very first mainstream open source conference that Haiku exhibited at. This was back in February of 2007, when Michael Phipps, Axel Dorfler, Bruno G. Albuquerque and myself gathered in LA to show Haiku to the world for the first time (photos here). Following the once a year tradition that SCaLE has become since then, Bruno G. Albuquerque, Scott McCreary and myself gathered to represent Haiku at the SCaLE 2010 conference, recently held in Los Angeles on the weekend of February 20th and 21st.

On Saturday morning, the three of us gathered on the exhibit floor at around 9:00AM, one hour before the exhibition was scheduled to open to the public. This gave us plenty of time to prepare the booth, especially because we had already setup the projector screen on the backwall the evening before. We placed the HAIKU table runner over the 7 feet long table that we had at the booth, and then laid out – from left to right – Scott's AMD dual core laptop, my small cube-sized Intel dual core desktop hooked to a projector, and an 8-core laptop that belonged to Bruno's girlfriend. As handouts, we had the new Haiku flier as well as 50 alpha 1 CDs that Scott had burned on Lightscribe media.

WebPositive emerges

Blog post by stippi on Tue, 2010-03-02 21:18

Wow, it's been 10 days already since I posted my first blog entry on my work on WebKit and the native web browser. Of course my continous updates to the package I posted in my first article will probably have spoiled most of the surprise, but HaikuLauncher has been reduced again into just a bare browser shell, while a new codebase, WebPositive, has been split off from it. Using WebPositive has become a whole lot more pleasing in the meantime. For those of you who have not followed the comments to the original blog, these are the things implemented since my first post on the project:

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