Haiku Operating System

A blog dedicated to the Haiku Operating System!

Equirectangular Panorama Viewer

Although the name may be slighty daunting to say, this is a really cool tool developed for Haiku.

After digging around the interwebs for a bit, I could not find any names to give the credit to for this software; I do have a Youtube username: Gerasim Troeglazov who uploaded several videos demonstrating the software.

Basically, the software takes a panoramic image and displays it in a viewer that allows the user to ‘look-around’ the image - as opposed to a static viewer that will only display the image - no more, no less.

A fantastic tool for photographers and for those who wish to submerge themselves in the full panoramic experience!

Here is the video which demonstrates Equirectangular Panorama Viewer:

Watch in 480p (highest resolution - it looks pretty fantastic.

Enjoy Everybody - and keep Haiku-ing!!



Hello to all!! It has been some time since I posted here last. Since then, I have completed my first year at Uni, as well as getting Java and Python under my belt.  I’m in no way fluent, but I did well in the courses and I am well on my way.

In the latest Haiku news: Haiku now accepts Bitcoin as well as other donation sites. The list of sites include:

- Goodsearch

- Flattr 

As far as Bitcoin (BTC) goes, their [Haiku] digital wallet address is:


so donate if you have some bitcoin to share.

If you are not familiar with Bitcoin let me explain:

Bitcoin is a virtual electronic currency which has a certain worth on the market today.  Unlike the Yen, or the Dollar, or the Euro, the Bitcoin is not controlled by any country; currently you cannot buy anything with it, but some websites do accept bitcoin (Wordpress is most notable for this).

There is no Bitcoin ATM, but rather a(n) digital wallet. Every digital wallet has an address used to accept and defer Bitcoin transfers.

The Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto who famously called it “A(n) P2P electronic cash system”.

The current Bitcoin valued price hangs around $130.00000 with a Volume of 19700 BTC.

For more information visit Mt.Gox (https://mtgox.com)

Happy New Year!

image          — 2013 —

I know it’s already been 15 days since the new year, but I thought it would still be profitable to write a little post celebrating our entrance into 2013.  2013 as expected will host a plethora of new ideas, events, technology, humans, books, songs, apps, experiences, and much more - not to shy away from the bad which is inevitable.

Haiku has already seen many cool changes as 2012 drew to a close.  Alpha 4.1 I would say was quite successful and although 4.0 has a bit of a bumpy start, a quick bug fix sent users home with 4.1 which proved to be fun and fantastic!

It will be another good year I believe for software development as we see new and ported software hit the Haiku Desktop.  I for one wait with ernest intent to see the full development of java for Haiku.  2013 will also see a big development of driver and hardware support for all those dying to try Haiku OS on their machines!

With that said, let’s Lauch into 2013 - as we continue to make Haiku a fun and fast operating system experience!!


Music application MilkyTracker is now available for the Haiku Operating System. MilkyTracker is a multi-platform music creating application used for creating .MOD and .XM audio files (8-bit music). MilkyTracker is used to both create and play .XM files.

MilkyTracker features:

- Fasttracker II

- Support for multiple platforms including portable devices

- Over 30 imported module formats

- Low latency audio driver support

- MIDI support

- Module optimizer

- Live mode for seamless pattern changes

and much much more for ya’ll!  Thanks to jua, MilkyTracker was ported for Haiku. Currently it is supported on these platforms: Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows, and now Haiku.  Also, ArchLinux, Debian, FreeBSD, Gentoo, SUSE, and AmigaOS 4.

Squash Those Bugs!!

Haiku A4.1 now features a slick new Debugger!

This new debugging program creatively called ‘Debugger’ is native software running on A4.1, and had the ability to generate QR codes in KDL.

The debugger is powerful software used for debugging the Haiku kernel.  Programmers will be thrilled to know that another useful feature in Debugger is kernel tracing.  For a more in-depth explanation of Debugger click here

This (yet again) just goes to show how awesome and amazing the Haiku Operating System is.

Haiku Alpha 4 Arrives!

November 12th proves to be a significant day for the Haiku Project with the release of Alpha 4. The Alpha 4 update includes many bug fixes, a new 10-mix equalizer, and many more goodies for Haiku-fans to use (like a swell debugger)!

I know that many people will be expecting me to say something about the quick switch from 4 to 4.1, so here it is people:

WIth the release of A4, there where a major bug which saw fit to plague some users with an operating system in which the deskbar froze and/or a kernel crash at bootup regarding ‘read-only’ media.

Not to worry peoples, the Haiku Project squashed that bug and swiftly released A4.1 which resolved those issues.

You can download Haiku at https://www.haiku-os.org/get-haiku