Haiku Related Stuff

Haiku is an 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.

I got to know BeOS back in the old times installing a BeOS DVD that came with a “MacWatever” magazine on a Macintosh Performa 6400. Since then I have been keeping an eye on BeOS until it disappeared from the OS landscape.

Since Haiku took over BeOS I’ve been following the status now and then until 2018, when I tried on Virtual Box, and later on Bare Metal. As of 2019-06, Haiku is sharing the hardware of my GameDev box, dual booting with Ubuntu, so I can try to help Haiku get better.

When it reaches a stable enough state, and so are apps, I might be moving development from Linux to Haiku, or use both. Time will tell.

Right now, I have still several issues with Haiku:

  • Can’t use Radeon HD driver, have to boot in safe graphics mode
  • No audio output through mDP interface
  • Can’t record audio through USB microphone
  • Can’t use the Digitizer as does not recognize clicks so can’t draw
  • Blender and GodotEngine are not usable yet
  • Can’t access to SAMBA shares on the LAN
  • Other apps I use are not stable enough for production yet

Once these issues are solved, it might be a good option to do the game dev there. Time will tell.

Haiku Went Beta

On September 28th, 2018 Haiku reached Beta stage, and so it was released to the public. For that I released a teaser that can be watched on Youtube.

A great milestone reached by the development team in order to achieve a fully functional, stable, reliable and competent Open Source Operating system inspired by our beloved BeOS.