News Index

Haiku Project Announces Availability of Haiku R1/Alpha 2

News posted on Sun, 2010-05-09 22:14
Haiku R1 Alpha 2 stamp

The Haiku Project is proud to announce the availability of Haiku R1A2, its second official alpha release. Haiku is an open source operating system that specifically targets personal computing intended for desktop use. Alpha 2 is a stable development release and a milestone on the way to the upcoming Release 1.

Seven students to be mentored by Haiku in Google Summer of Code 2010!

News posted on Thu, 2010-04-22 19:14

For this year's Google Summer of Code™ program, we at Haiku have been allocated seven students! Initially, we were allocated six students, but through a combination of good fortune and due diligence of our administrator Matthew Madia, an extra slot was allocated in the final days! In 2010, 367 mentoring orgs applied and there were 5539 proposals submitted by students. Of those, Haiku is one of 152 accepted organizations and had 26 submitted proposals.

Launch sequence initialized! R1 Alpha 2 countdown in T minus ...

News posted on Wed, 2010-04-21 16:04

Over the weekend, an official commitment to enter the release cycle mode has been made for a tentative release date of May 10th! In the seven months since the release of R1 Alpha 1, there has been numerous improvements to Haiku, with over 300 reported issues with R1 Alpha 1 fixed.

Haiku Inc.: Contractors (yes more!), Donation Analysis, and Google Checkout

News posted on Tue, 2010-04-06 22:22

In this installment, we are proud to announce Ingo Weinhold's contract, a brief summary of our donation history, and a new method for accepting donations.

TuneTracker Systems Donates Serial Driver

News posted on Fri, 2010-04-02 00:22

A newly-developed hardware driver will allow Haiku to access multiple serial ports via a PCI serial card. The new "pc_serial" driver was commissioned by TuneTracker Systems and is being donated to the Haiku user community.

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.

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!

Haiku Inc. is hiring - funds needed

News posted on Sun, 2010-02-21 16:03

The Haiku project rests on the shoulders of volunteer individuals who spend their free time developing, bughunting and in general advancing the system. Unfortunately everyone's time is limited and working for a living takes a major cut into what could be dedicated to Haiku work. It would be great if a developer could take off work for a few weeks to fully concentrate on Haiku development.

And this is exactly what we would like to make possible! Starting now:

R1/Alpha 1 Commemorative CD Now Available

News posted on Wed, 2009-10-28 19:10

To all the Haiku fans out there who have been eagerly looking forward to getting their hands on the first official Haiku CD, the wait is finally over: Haiku R1/Alpha 1 CDs are now available on the Haiku Store! Since a lot of sweat and tears have gone into this first Haiku release, we wanted the availability of our first official CD to also be an opportunity for the community to give something back to the project. To that effect, we have priced it as a commemorative CD which, for every unit you purchase, $15 will go into the project coffers. Thus, not only do you get a nicely branded Haiku CD, but you also help fund the future development of Haiku.

Show your support, and head over to the Haiku Store!

(Note: Cafepress-created CDs are CD-R with a full color silkscreen label)

Wrap-up Reports 2009 : Google Summer of Code, Haiku Code Drive

News posted on Mon, 2009-09-21 03:18

This year eight students were funded to work with Haiku during the summer months, six from Google in their Google Summer of Code program and two from Haiku Inc. for Haiku Code Drive. It is both my pleasure and honor to announce that overall this year has been more successful than last. Five of the six Google Summer of Code students passed, as well as one of two Haiku Code Drive students. On top of this achievement, Adrien Destugues and Bryce Groff were granted commit access for Haiku. Maxime Simon was approved by WebKit to receive commit access as well!

Before getting into the actual results for each student, it is worth re-visiting how we got here. This is the third year in which Haiku was selected to participate in Google Summer of Code. Each year we, as an organization, strive to improve our process for both the participating students and our community. Perhaps the most significant modification was the introduction of requiring students to resolve one or more tickets in our bug tracker. The intention was to ensure each applicant had a minimal level of exposure to our project. This includes navigating and building Haiku's source code, as well as communicating through our mailing lists and other collaboration tools. Having the requirement fairly open ended allowed the applicants to provide our mentors with initial insight to their motivation, skill, and communicative abilities. The results speak for themselves: an increased number of passing students puts the proverbial stamp of approval on this new addition to our selection process. And now for the summaries for each student...