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Operating System Sushi

13th December, 2009 04:46 AM by Sikosis
User Friendly - OS Sushi

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Got that Coding Feeling

7th October, 2009 05:52 AM by Sikosis
Since Alpha 1 of Haiku has been released, I've been able to get Haiku to install on my MSI Wind and with that my development juices have started to flow again.

Yes that's right, I've been getting back into the swing of coding on the Haiku (BeOS) platform and C++ coding. So, what have I been working on -- you ask ? Well, Rhino.

So, what's Rhino you ask ? It was originally designed for backing up your Haiku's Settings files, but it now backs up your Home folder as well.

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Haiku Down Under 2009

23rd August, 2009 10:47 PM by Sikosis
On Sunday 23rd August at 9:00AM, the Australian Haiku Developers and Users (Virtual) Conference - Haiku Down Under kicked off for the 2nd year in a row.

View from the balcony

Unforunately, the lack of support from the Australian users and developers meant I had to come up with the content, as well as run the event. This isn't what I was originally intending to do. I would have preferred to be the MC / Organizer of the event.

Anyway, with this in mind, the crown jewel of content I had was a special 50 minute Haiku Podcast episode featuring myself, TheNerd, Urias McCullough and Matt Madia. I was actually still editing this podcast at 2AM :(

Sikosis on the Mic

Technical difficulties plagued the entire event. From IE browser plugin issues with uStream, presentation slides being cut off, the strange echo and last but not least the uStream stream dying half way through the event. In other words, the streaming was an utter steaming pile of fail.

Dirty Hack

With that said, I managed to rip the audio from the recording and I have made a re-edited video with additional demo footage, which is available on Vimeo.

Congratulations to the winners of the prizes:-

Urias McCullough - WonderBrush Single User License
Colin G - Haiku T-Shirt
OCO - Haiku T-Shirt

Drawing the Winners

All in all, there were 12 people in attendance (1 live and 11 virtual), which isn't the best turn out, so I would love to see us double or triple these numbers for next year.

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Six Students Accepted in GSOC

20th April, 2009 07:05 AM by Sikosis
Haiku is pleased to announce that Google has allotted them with six students for this year's Summer of Code.

Internationalization support for Haiku
* Student: Adrien Destugues
* Mentor: Oliver Tappe

CIFS client Implementation
* Student : Obaro Ogbo
* Mentor : Bruno Albuquerque

Port Haiku to ARM architecture
* Student : Johannes Wischert
* Mentor : Francois Revol

Update DriveSetup/Disk_Device
* Student : Bryce Groff
* Mentor : Ingo Weinhold

Integrate WebKit in Haiku native browser
* Student : Maxime Simon
* Mentor : Ryan Leavengood

Implementing ZeroConf support for Haiku with mDNSResponder
* Student : jie ma
* Mentor : Axel Dörfler

Excellent news for Haiku and we wish the students and mentors the best of luck over the coming months.

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Dollhouse runs on BeOS

5th April, 2009 03:34 AM by Sikosis
Seems I wasn't the only one to notice that the super secret organization Dollhouse runs BeOS.

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Gnash on Haiku

28th March, 2009 09:29 AM by Sikosis
"Adrian Panasiuk has done an amazing job on getting Gnash working on Haiku, including porting a handful of libraries. To be able to enjoy it, the following is required: You need to have OpenSSL optional package installed, a Haiku-hybrid or Haiku-gcc4 build and BeZilla-gcc4."

YouTube on Haiku

Click here for the full story.

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It's that time again -- Google's Summer of Code

20th March, 2009 07:05 AM by Sikosis
Haiku's application for Google Summer of Code 2009™ has been accepted ... that now makes it three years in a row, which is quite an achievement in itself.

Sikosis promoting the GSOC @ ITEE

This year, the role of Haiku's Google Summer of Code primary administrator has been taken up by Matt Madia, with Stephan Aßmus acting as the backup administrator.

Click here for the full details.

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Haiku Podcast #16

8th March, 2009 12:00 AM by Sikosis
Haiku PodcastThey're back for 2009 - Sikosis and TheNerd bring you the sixteenth episode of the Haiku Podcast. So, head on over and check it out.

Also, if you have something you'd like to tell the Haiku community about, please don't hesitate to get in contact with either Sikosis or TheNerd.

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