Sikosis's BeOS/Haiku Developer Blog

Vote Now for R1 Features

28th November, 2010 08:22 AM by Sikosis
Vote NowHaiku is currently taking votes on what features should or should not be in the first release of Haiku OS.

"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."

Click here for the poll.

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Haiku to be at LCA2011

21st September, 2010 12:50 PM by Sikosis (lca) is a conference about Open Source Software, including Linux. It brings together the world's community of Linux and open source enthusiasts who make considerable contributions to open source software. This is the second time lca has been held in Brisbane, with the first conference being hosted in Brisbane in 2002.

But why is this significant to me ? Well, because Haiku will be there. Phil Greenway (Sikosis) will be presenting on Friday 28th January, 2011 at 11:30AM (just before lunch; a good spot I'm told).

Click here to see the full event details.

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Haiku Down Under 2010 Report

29th August, 2010 12:22 PM by Sikosis
Haiku Down Under 2010It was a fine, sunny morning in Brisbane, Australia: home of the Third Annual Haiku Down Under Virtual Conference for Haiku OS Users and Developers. Virtual in the respect that the event was streamed live over the Internet via the uStream service. We accept (and regret) that this service requires Flash, so you can’t use Haiku to view this event, you must use another OS like Windows, Mac or Linux.

This year, HDU (short for Haiku Down Under; not slang for How Dare yoU) were able to book a conference venue at The University of Queensland with projector, white board and limited seating where myself, Sikosis was joined by BeMark and Mojodale.

Unfortunately, the event started about 20 minutes late due to the conference room's network ports not being wired up in the switch cabinet. Thankfully, I'm an admin with keys at UQ, so I rushed around to get our broadcasting and monitoring machines online as soon as possible.

Outside HDU 2010 Venue

If you haven't watched the recorded stream by now, you should, if you wish to get a feel for how things played out. Whilst, I was initially a little disappointed with the lack of submissions for this event; I believe in the end, the content that I produced and which was presented with the help of BeMark, will still be helpful to the community at large.

Sikosis - Keynote for HDU 2010

In saying that, I'd like to give special thanks to BeMark for stepping up last minute to present the QT on Haiku session. As stated, it was a tutorial merely to prove it works; next year who knows we might have something more advanced. BeMark is actually a Pascal guru, perhaps next year we might be able to get him to run some FreePascal sessions instead.

BeMark - QT on Haiku Session

Just to follow up on a few things from the event, the Haiku in the Workplace site has been setup, though I still need to add all the content we discussed plus further developments in this section, Project Rhino is taking requests for its beta program and will be due to launch soon. If you have signed up for the beta program, you will receive an email at the end of the month and the netPanzer Face-Off mini-site has been reset for next year.

Using Randomiser to pick our winners!

This year’s prize winners were Daniel Devine (HDU 2010 T-Shirt) and Kokito and sand_man both winning the Learning to Program with Haiku eBook by Jon Yoder aka DarkWyrm. These prizes were gladly sponsored by Daily Haiku and Haiku PC. This year we’ve also made the slides available in HTML form, along with the code examples to download via the HDU Code Repository, or you can view them using web syntax highlighting.

HDU 2010 - Boardroom View

HDU will return next year on Sunday 9AM (GMT+10) 21st August, 2011 - we hope to see alot more developers wanting to get involved, along with more users and viewers. There is also a survey, which we would very much like you to complete. By doing this, it will enables us to tailor things for next year. Let us know what we’re doing right and/or wrong.

HDU 2010

The statistics for the live stream peaked at a total of 23 viewers. Over the course of the 3 hour broadcast, there was an average of 11 and 65 offline views of the 177 minutes (2 hours 57 minutes) recording. Also, the website garnered 2,112 hits for the month of August. Thanks for your support, we look forward to the next time HDU takes place. Most importantly, we look forward to seeing how much Haiku evolves over the coming year.

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Happy 9th Birthday Haiku !

18th August, 2010 10:00 AM by Sikosis
Happy 9th Birthday Haiku !On this day in History: Back in 2001, the Haiku OS (then OpenBeOS) project was started. The project has come along way in the last 9 years with 2 Alpha releases, formation of Haiku Inc and many improvements when compared with BeOS R5, which was the last release by Be Inc.

So, join me and others from around the globe such as Haiku Japan, HaikuZone and IsComputerOn, as we celebrate the Haiku OS.

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Daily Haiku gets an Update

5th August, 2010 09:02 AM by Sikosis
Daily HaikuWe've made a couple of changes over at Daily Haiku, in the last week or so. Most of these changes are to the backend, however, we've done some slight refactoring of the layout of the RSS feeds, as well as adding a few more.

For those of you unfamiliar with Daily Haiku, this site aims to be your one stop place for Haiku news. Whether it's from the official site, from the various news sources or file sites, developer blogs; it's all here.

So, if you feel you've been missed or if you have any other feedback, be sure to let us know.

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Preping for HDU 2010

3rd August, 2010 09:41 AM by Sikosis
HDU 2010Just to let you know, I've been working on the content and event itself for Haiku Down Under 2010. A call for submissions was posted on the mailing list, as well as several emails to individuals, but so far -- nothing yet. I guess they're all shy ;)

Anyway, we have the netPanzer mini site setup all good to go, with the information and files required. I've got the notes and code done for my Coding Session talk and half of the keynote speech done -- will have to work on the rest of that over the next week or so.

I have another session, which is highlighting one of the projects I wrote called Rhino and another session I'm working on, but having issues with it at the moment; so unless those issues are resolved, that session may need to be dropped.

18 Days to go ...

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Rockin' with Alpha 2

15th May, 2010 12:14 PM by Sikosis
On the 9th May 2010, the Haiku Operating System R1 Alpha 2 was released.

Haiku R1 Alpha 2

This release is a signifigant improvement on Alpha 1 and so far I have successfully installed it (minus a slight hiccup) on a Dell Optiplex 960 and on VirtualBox (OS X 10.6).

So, check it out today!

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25th January, 2010 03:00 AM by Sikosis
I know I've been pretty quiet on the Haiku front for awhile, but with Australia Day just around the corner, I'm back with my latest Haiku project I've been tinkering with ... HaikuNAS.

The goal is to create a fully functional Haiku based NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, which can be used headless and operated remotely by a web interface.

Like Haiku, this project is Alpha and is a little rough around the edges at the moment, but we're working on that.

For more information, head on over to the site.

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