Haiku OS Is Still Chugging Along To Get Its First Official Release Out
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 14 October 2017 at 10:24 AM EDT. 11 Comments
The BeOS-inspired Haiku OS has been around since 2002 and its alpha release came out five years ago while the beta and first "R1" stable release are still being pursued.

This week the open-source operating system project published a new report entitled Where is Haiku R1?

Long story short, since the 2012 Haiku R1 Alpha release there has been many new features added, including package management support. Recently, besides improvements to the OS, they have been working to improve their infrastructure.

Holding up the R1 beta release has also been waiting until the developers have build automation in place for making package management more streamlined.

The report concludes with:
With all the infrastructure changes and improvements, paired with the bug fixes in our master Haiku branch, we are slowly and steadily moving towards the R1 Beta 1 release which will live in its own R1(!) branch.

R1 Beta 1 installations should slowly roll towards the final R1 release via package updates. R1 Beta 1 is going to be a big step towards our first stable release.

The exact dates are still not solid. I know we have been saying “soon” for quite a while… but soon.
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