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Learn Haiku Programming

by @ Monday, August 2nd, 2010. Filed under Haiku

The first book about Haiku is now available. ‘Learning to Program with Haiku‘ by long time community member Jon Yoder (aka Darkwyrm) is now available. The book is modestly priced at $25 and is aimed at beginning programmers working on Haiku. A copy will be purchased and reviewed by BeGroovy in the near future.

Money Well Spent

by @ Tuesday, March 9th, 2010. Filed under Haiku

Two weeks ago the Haiku Project mentioned that they were hiring developers to get things done on Haiku.  Their first hire was Stippi and he said he wanted to work on the Webkit port and the native web browser for Haiku.  Stippi has given us an update and how far he has gotten with WebPositive […]

The Google Summer Of Code Is Here!

by @ Monday, March 8th, 2010. Filed under Haiku

Now is the time for all good coding students to make some money for what you enjoy doing.  Everything you need to know is over on the Haiku website, on this page in particular.  Whether you are interested in being a mentor or a student, it is a great opportunity to help Haiku reach that […]

The Right Time For Tablets?

by @ Wednesday, January 27th, 2010. Filed under General News

Apple obviously knows how to generate a lot of buzz. This time everyone believes it will be a tablet type device and Apple unveils. Companies have tried tablets before. Heck there was a sweet tablet that ran BeIA 10 years ago. Have times or technology changed to make tablets more viable? Does Apple have the […]

Wanna Work With WebKit

by @ Wednesday, November 4th, 2009. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Maxime Simon (the GSoC student that worked on the WebKit port with Ryan Leavengood) has put up a blog entry that describes how to build the WebKit on Haiku. For those adventurous enough to try this, you can find Maxime’s post here. Remember, this solid WebKit port is the foundation that Haiku needs to build […]

What Happened at BeGeistert 2009?

by @ Friday, October 30th, 2009. Filed under General News

You know you want to know and MMU_Man did an excellent write up of the event.  Head over to here to read all about it and plan to get out to the next BeGeistert in the Spring of 2010.

Haiku Showing Off in Florida

by @ Monday, October 26th, 2009. Filed under Haiku

This past weekend Ryan Leavengood took the time to represent Haiku and the Haiku Community at the Florida Linux Show.  You can read his blog post here.  Not only did he do a great job of getting the Haiku word out, he also has some great “what to do to have a better conference experience” […]

Darkwyrm Manning The Table

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under Haiku

Ohio Linux Fest was this past weekend and Haiku was represented by none other than long time community member Darkwyrm.  Everything went well and you can read about all the antics in his blog post.  With the alpha release, it appears that Haiku is beginning to gain some traction in the world!

Haiku Podcast #18

by @ Sunday, September 20th, 2009. Filed under Haiku

Haiku Podcast #18 is now available for you viewing pleasure.  This podcast features 55 minutes of Haiku information brought to you by Urias McCullough and Matt Madia, TheNerd and Sikosis.  Head on over to and enjoy the great work they have put together.

One Step Closer To Haiku on ARMs

by @ Tuesday, August 18th, 2009. Filed under Hardware

Johannes Wischert has made some excellent progress on the port of Haiku to the ARM processor.  You can read all about it here.  This is great!

Casual Code Sprint Yields Great Results

by @ Monday, August 3rd, 2009. Filed under Haiku

Last week a number of the Haiku top developers got together for an informal code sprint.  They also decided that Haiku is pretty much ready for an Alpha release so we should expect that any day now.  You can read about all the details in this report from Stephan.

Haiku Webkit Port Not Complete But Patches Being Committed

by @ Friday, July 17th, 2009. Filed under Haiku

Ryan Leavengood has blogged about the progress being made on the Haiku Webkit port that he and GSoCer Maxime Simon are making.  With Haiku patches making it into the Webkit Repository, the community is that much closer to having its own native web browser.  The webkit is the foundation that a native Haiku web browser […]

Pimp Your Playstation

by @ Wednesday, July 8th, 2009. Filed under How To Groove

On the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable, one can download and install themes to personalize their consoles.  If you want to show your love for Haiku but don’t have the time to build your own Haiku theme, you are in luck.  Long time community member Serpentor has put together some pretty nice looking themes for […]

More Fresh Developers For Haiku

by @ Sunday, May 17th, 2009. Filed under Haiku, Software

The Haiku Code Drive for 2009 is on!  Haiku will sponsor the code drive and pay students $2500 to complete Haiku based projects.  These students and projects are in addition to those that are participating in the Google Summer of Code.  What does this mean for the Haiku community?  By the end of the summer, […]

The Forums Are Back

by @ Friday, May 1st, 2009. Filed under Forums

After a little configuration snafu, we are happy to say that the BeGroovy forums are back and available for your enjoyment!

Six Students for Haiku via GSOC 2009

by @ Tuesday, April 21st, 2009. Filed under Haiku

Haiku will get the help of six students from the Google Summer of Code experience this year.  The students will be working on items from a native web browser for Haiku to porting Haiku over to the ARM process.  The ARM processor port is of GREAT interest to us here at BeGroovy because we see […]

Quick Catch-up

by @ Thursday, April 2nd, 2009. Filed under Bits N' Pieces

Just in case you have not been following the Haiku website or other community news sites, here is a quick recap of what has been happening lately.  Haiku now has native GCC 4.3.3 support.  Haiku was recently seen at FOSDEM 2009, SCaLE 2009, and Chemnitzer Linux-Tage.  The Haiku-OS website got an upgrade.  Haiku’s wireless stack […]

Welcome 2009!

by @ Wednesday, January 7th, 2009. Filed under General News

We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! and apologize for the little hiccup in our service.  No, we are not ready to close up shop and we won’t be for quite a while… the last user has not left!

When R1 Arrives R2 Will Not Be Far Behind

by @ Thursday, July 17th, 2008. Filed under Haiku

As the incredible coders work towards that elusive R1 of Haiku, others are diligently working on some of the foundations of R1.  DarkWyrm has let out “a little secret” about what he is working on for R2 and you can find it here.  As excited as we are about Haiku R1, we here at BeGroovy […]

Haiku at LinuxWorld 2008

by @ Wednesday, July 16th, 2008. Filed under Haiku

With some fancy talking and some even fancier dancing, Haiku was made its way into LinuxWorld 2008 in San Francisco, CA.  This is a huge opportunity for the community to get the word out about Haiku.  Koki and Urias are looking for more folks to help them present at the Haiku booth Aug 4th-7th.  More […]

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