Home > BeOS & Derivatives > Haiku Offers Daily Snapshots Haiku Offers Daily Snapshots Submitted by Nathan O. 2005-04-25 BeOS & Derivatives 12 Comments The Haiku team have begun offering daily source snapshots. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-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 Overview http://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.