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
$3,727

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.

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.

Streaming Support And MediaKit Development - Report #5

Blog post by Barrett on Wed, 2016-05-11 22:41

It's really a long time since the latest report, starting with this one I'm going to restore the usual article frequency.

The second part of my contract has been accepted and I'm finally returning to work on streaming support. However there is various work I had not the possibility to talk about and other things I pushed in the last week.

Streaming Support And MediaKit Development - Weekly (?) Report #4

Blog post by Barrett on Wed, 2016-04-06 14:39

Good news everyone!

It was a very long week, having easter in the middle too. There are various news, but I want to begin with a summary of this month.

  • 42 commits have been included into the Haiku master branch
  • More than 15 commits are still WIP among my branches
  • 2 commits have been put into haikuports
  • 4 tickets are now closed and a lot more are waiting my work to be complete

I submitted a request to Haiku Inc. to work for additional 240 hours, and I hope the project gets the needed funding to support my work. If you are interested in seeing my contract continue, please consider making a donation :-)

Let's talk about what happened in the meantime.

Streaming Support And MediaKit Development - Weekly Report #3

Blog post by Barrett on Fri, 2016-03-25 22:27

Hello, here a short report about how things are coming along.

Work continue on the curl streaming code

I've continued working on the network glue by adding a very basic locking using the RWLocker in Haiku's shared kit. This class allow multiple concurrent readers and an exclusive writer at one time.

Streaming Support And MediaKit Development - Weekly Report #2

Blog post by Barrett on Fri, 2016-03-18 12:43

Hello,
there are not a lot of news. This is mostly due to myself being occupied in the lastest two weeks with other commitments that I can't really avoid. The situation is going to change, and I plan to restore a normal working day since monday.

The hours in the latest week have been put in the development of the streaming infrastructure. Plugins are now correctly loaded by the app, and the internal classes now provide the needed exceptions to consider network streams. I've had to do some step back into the API desing reconsidering more carefully the caching policies offered to the final program.

Streaming Support And MediaKit Development - Weekly Report #1

Blog post by Barrett on Wed, 2016-03-09 23:26

Hello, as you may have seen from the news on the front page of the website, the contract I proposed has been accepted. This contract relates to development in the media_kit area. While there is more than one goal, the first part will be dealing with streaming support. I would like to thank all the donors that made this contract possible.

The first week has been something like slow start; I expect to spend an increasing number of hours the more I get into the contract. As the official announcement hinted this is an initial contract for 120 hours. My intention is to get the media_kit in good shape to eventually concentrate on other things. The tasks I put into my contract proposal are important for more than one reason:

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