The Haiku Project was allowed to have five students for the Google Summer of Code 2008. Specifics about the students that were picked and who their mentors will be can be found here. Last year proved to be very fruitful and this year looks like it will be just as productive. Thank you students for joining us and thank you mentors for helping these great developers out.
Biffuz explains why 4 gigs of RAM in a modern computer system only looks like 3 gigs. The situation appears to be another case of some higher-up technology executive somewhere saying “we’ll never need that much memory in a computer system!” that is coming back to byte computer users in the butt!
Keeping true to his word to produce podcasts on a regular basis, Sikosis has put together Haiku Podcast #13 for our enjoyment. You can hear about revived websites, revived distros, Haiku conference appearances, development bounties, the BeBits software of the month and more. Head on over and take a listen!
Time has passed quickly and life has been busy so we need to do a news round-up to bring you up-to-date on everything happening in the community. First, Haiku has been accepted into the Google Summer of Code again this year. This a great opportunity to get some more support for Haiku. Next, Koki was able to get the community access to the BeBook and Be Newsletters. This is great because there are quite a few tips and hints throughout all this documentation about how to get the most out of what was BeOS and what will be Haiku. Finally, 3ivx continues to help the community by providing MPEG-4 ASP video support for BeOS R5 and Haiku. This is the kind of support that will help Haiku to be a viable platform for lots of users in the near future. That is all for your round-up at this time but we will be back shortly!
So I felt a little goofy the other night, and decided to pull off a little April Fools prank on BeGroovy, since it had been such a long time since doing so. I didn’t actually have time to build a theme so users here could pick the theme for good, like I wanted to. Oh well. For those of you that missed it and want to feel a little nostalgia, you can see the page here. Got a lot of comments that it looked better too. Maybe we’ll go in that direction (somewhat) for the rebuild currently underway (note the new logo that we’ll likely use).
According to Bruno in an email to the Haiku mailing list, Haiku is now self hosting! Nevermind the date being April Fools, as he does acknowledge this, and states that this is no joke.
This is a huge milestone, and worthy of much congratulations (and pizza, beer, paychecks, et al) to all those working hard on Haiku!
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