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.

Opportunity to Pay Axel to Code Haiku!

News posted on Wed, 2010-07-14 15:10

We are excited to tell you about another proposal for contract development! This time, it is from Axel Dörfler. He is proposing to work 120 hours at $14 per hour, for a total of $1,680. To remind you of the sheer awesomeness of this, Axel has been with the Project since nearly the beginning -- he joined a few months after it was started in 2001. Axel was also Haiku's first employee back in 2005! This is a chance to get him back in the saddle -- or, according to some jokes, back in the basement -- coding Haiku full time for a few weeks.

Astonishing Update: In a mere 24 hours, over $800 36 hours, over $1,100 42hours, over $3,000 has been donated! Your response has been overwhelmingly amazing. Thank you for all of your support!

Survey about Haiku and BeOS

News posted on Thu, 2010-07-08 14:33

Miroslav Stimac, a part time student at the FernUniversitaet in Hagen, is writing a master thesis about Haiku and asks you to answer his survey at www.haiku-survey.com. The survey is relatively short, and should be answered in about two minutes.

The aggregated results of the survey are expected to be published in early 2011, so don't hold your breath.

A summary of Haiku, Inc.'s accomplishments in the past year

Blog post by mmadia on Sun, 2010-05-30 14:24

Some days ago, I realized that Haiku, Inc. never gave an official status update on its progress. Looking back at where we were last year, a lot of progress has been made. While this is not an official statement from the BOD, these are just my personal observations and recollections.

Haiku Featured in FLOSS Weekly

News posted on Fri, 2010-05-14 11:27

The FLOSS Weekly (Free Libre Open Source Software) podcast is featuring Haiku in episode 120. Hosts Randal Schwartz and Aaron Seigo talk with Haiku developer Ryan Leavengood and contributor Niels Sascha Reedijk about the origins of Haiku, its purpose, the current status of the project and the potential for the future. Of course, alpha 2 is shamelessly being plugged!

Listen to the podcast now, or download it for later!

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.

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