Home > BeOS & Derivatives > Haiku Offers Daily SnapshotsHaiku Offers Daily Snapshots Submitted by Nathan O. 2005-04-25 BeOS & Derivatives 12 CommentsThe Haiku team have begun offering daily source snapshots.About The Author Eugenia LoliEx-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker.Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 12 Comments 2005-04-25 8:02 pm That’s nice, but I don’t see if it really matters at the moment, is Haiku even all that usefull yet? 2005-04-25 8:08 pm No. Not really. It’s more for the developers and the curious at this point. If I remember correctly, there is some very limited GUI functionality at this point. Hopefully, it’s just a matter of time before it becomes usefull. 2005-04-25 8:28 pm When I read such news messages I wish for short sentence explaining what Haiku is. 2005-04-25 8:35 pm I *guess* it’s a free implementation of the famous but defunct BeOS.. They are trying to achieve the same goals- a non-bloated media-centric OS for the masses. 2005-04-25 8:58 pm Overviewhttp://haiku-os.org/learn.php?mode=faq_normal 2005-04-25 10:05 pm Sorry, that’s my fault. I posted this item and only glanced over the submit page for instructions. I just kind of assumed that what I submit would be edited, but after all, this *is* a 100% volunteer site that (I believe) runs off ad revenue. When people talk about this site reaching low quality, I think they’ve got to remember that it’s all volunteer.If you want a tech news site where there are professional, paid editors, turn to Slashdot (get it? Get it?! Heh… okay, I’m not so funny…). 2005-04-26 1:40 am Haiku is about first cloning the BeOS and then going from there, developing it, refactoring it, whatever. It’s primarily about taking ownership of the platform we love. 2005-04-26 8:31 am I still fail to understand this 2005-04-26 9:58 am I go to the site, I start downloading a file, it gets to about 45% of the way through, then cuts off, telling me that my connection to berlios.de has been cut off.I try to reconnect and contue the download, only to have berlios.de send me the last few bytes of the selected snapshot, then tells me it’s finished.When I try “tar tjf haiku[etc].tar.bz2” it tells me the file’s corrupted and so on.Wesley Parish 2005-04-26 1:53 pm usefull yet? – only to current Beos users. Haiku components can be installed & tested.Why? – look at the top of the page… OSNews – Exploring the FUTURE of Computing.downloading? – I’ve had no problem downloading since last week, maybe the server was talking a bit of a hit from an unexpected surge of curious people. …Wow, a haiku surge Kudos to the haiku team for volunteering their time & for the steady progress. BTW, it is open source and free.Good post Nathan, nothing wrong with spreading the word. 2005-04-26 3:04 pm Thanks for keeping us up to date with Haiku. I am quite curious to see how the progeny of BeOS, like Haiku and YellowTab are progressing.– Andrew 2005-04-26 4:19 pm Keep up the good work.