Haiku is a new 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.

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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.

GSoC 2011

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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.


Package Management - Present and (hopefully near) Future

Blog post by zooey on Tue, 2011-02-01 14:27

One month has passed (too fast), so it's time to summarize the developments
in the fields of package management for Haiku.

Google Code In Wrap Up Report

Blog post by scottmc on Wed, 2011-01-12 00:30

The Google Code In is now over. I’d like to thank all of the students, and the Haiku mentors, 30 in all, for all their hard work. I’d also like to thank Google, the Melange team and Carol Smith for running GCI. Haiku had over 150 tasks completed by students!

Many of the tasks completed for Haiku were for translations. In all, there were about 65 translation tasks completed, nearly completing 12 different languages, and partial coverage on 7 more. One student, when we couldn’t find a mentor to cover the Romanian translations, went out and found a mentor, and then she proceeded to translate all of the apps and preflets that are in HTA, all while she was also doing tasks for several other orgs. In case anyone is interested in working on the translations there is still a lot of work left to do on some of the less common languages. If you are interested in helping out, join the Haiku-i18n mailing list. To work on the localization of the system, go to HTA, register and get started. To start a new translation team for the user guide, read Starting a new translation.

Haiku get's a couple of new screensavers, several new translators for many languages, and some more i18n'd applications and preferences thanks to GCI students.

Package Management, First Draft

Blog post by zooey on Sat, 2011-01-08 19:38

The following is a first draft of how package management on Haiku could look like. I'm more than sure that there are aspects missing here, but we need to start the discussion somewhere ...

Several people have already added their ideas on package management to the wiki article. Additionally, many opinions have been stated in comments to my first blog entry.

I have tried to incorporate most ideas mentioned into this draft, but due to the sheer amount of contradicting views, some sacrifices have to be made.

Package Management for Haiku

Blog post by zooey on Mon, 2011-01-03 18:49

"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."

Starting my month of paid Haiku-work today, I was quite astonished to see the many emotional comments that have been added to the announcement. Clearly, the topic seems to be one of heavy likes and dislikes ...

Having read all those comments and most of the discussions we had earlier (on the wiki and on the mailing lists), I felt the need to start my blog with the quote given above - as, for me, that pretty much summarizes what there is to say about package management ...

Haiku, Inc. accepts contract relating to package management

News posted on Mon, 2010-12-27 23:50

As seen with the poll for the must-have features for R1, the lack of proper package management is clearly one of the items that are delaying the release of R1. More importantly though, as package management is an actual lacking feature (as opposed to a bug in an existing implementation), even the beta cycle is being blocked as a result. In order to progress, Haiku needs package management.

R1 (Final) Features Poll

By large, the Haiku Project is based on a meritocracy -- the notion of people gaining prestige and influence in the project by making valuable contributions (whether it be code, documentation, or other recognized services to the project). However, there are also elements of a representative democracy, where the voting body will consider the thoughts of the larger user base of Haiku when making decisions. But there is no doubt that at the end of the day decisions are made by members of the meritocracy.

This general interest poll, is to allow you -- yes you! -- the opportunity to effectively express your thoughts on which features should be present in Haiku R1 (Final). For R1, a balance must be attained between delaying the release and making Haiku R1 a well polished, impressive and feature rich release.

This poll will remain open until Sunday December 12, 2010 (approximately 19:00 UTC). Afterwards, the results will be merged onto the FutureHaikuFeatures wiki page on the Haiku Project's Development Tracker. A courtesy email will also be sent to the [haiku-development] mailing list.

This general interest poll is now closed.. The results have been attached as images to FutureHaikuFeatures. A mailing list discussion will occur later in the week, as some active committers have yet to post their thoughts. Thank you all for participating!
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