How do you use Haiku?

You cannot set the breakpoints in the editor, but you can when running your debug build with Debugger. It’ll save those breakpoints etc. and they’ll again be available with your next build interation.
Double-clicking on a line in Debugger opens the source file in your editor.
Have a look at the Debugger docs.

we’ve got LLVM/Clang, but only v3.8 and this requires v3.9, gdb we already have and QTWEbEbgine could be abstracted from Qupzilla?

Just out of interest, I grabbed the source to see how a quick-and-dirty compile would go. It gets a long way, but crashes when it tries to compile its sqlite module. Still, we’ll see what 3Deyes comes up with.

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The situation with QWebEngine:

In Qt 4.x days, Qt used QtWebKit, which is a port of WebKit to the Qt infrastructure. In Qt5, they switched to QWebEngine, which is based on Google’s Blink (the engine running Chrome) instead.

QtWebKit is still maintained on a 3rd party github fork (not by us!), but applications are switching to QWebEngine one after the other, which means we will have to port that as well.

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I want to use Haiku as my daily driver but the biggest hurdle is Web+, it’s such as crashy piece of software, particularly on pages with video (I’m looking at you, youtube). A word processor would be nice but google docs works OK, if I can keep the thing from crashing.


I feel ya, an office suite is needed but I heard somewhere that work on porting LibreOffice was happening.

I’d say Calligra is a better option since there’s been so much work making the QT port look like Haiku.

LibreOffice is an absolute behemoth to port over.


I’d like to see QtWeb ported. I use it on my old netbook and it’s pretty amazing.

@johnblood, I use Haiku in an Oracle VM and natively on an Intel i3 3220 desktop. I’ve liked BeOS since v4.5 was released and was disappointed when Be decided to change its focus to Internet Appliances.

I’ve recently returned to the BeOS/Haiku scene. I originally left BeOS because the web browser became too obsolete. A web browser is the primary App that I use, and it was nice to discover that WebPositive works fairly well and even has some Java support now. To me a killer App is a current web browser.

In a virtual machine, mostly. I have a few open source works in progress that I want to work on everything, Haiku included (and most likely Windows excluded because it just has to be the special snowflake of OSes and I’m not rewriting half of my programs just for it).
I have played around with Haiku on real hardware though, running a full install from USB on my laptop (which worked surprisingly well). I’d probably use it more if I had an old Thinkpad or something to spare.

The OS has a long way to go before it can replace macOS or Linux on my machine, but it’s interesting. WebPositive works pretty well but Safari still wins by a mile so my browsing still takes place in macOS. And I haven’t gotten around to see if Python 3 works on Haiku so I still do that in macOS or Linux

I run Haiku exclusively on bare metal for most of my routine desktop situations such as light web browsing, IRC, and listening to music streams. My desktop is a fairly meager machine from 2006 but it’s been customized to be as silent as possible. I’ve only been using Haiku for a few months now but it has been very enjoyable. For me it is computing for the sake of relaxing. The killer app for me would have to be Vision, I really love IRC and it is a good client.

I use it on my old laptop Samsung N150. It used to run smooth, but recently it started working slow and there are many errors. I like Haiku as it fills the gap between high performance but non-user friendly OS and sluggish but user friendly. I would be so happy if it would get more popular.
At the same time, I hate MS, especially their support, so much, that I would do everything to stop using their products.
Unfortunately, Haiku is still too unstable to use it as a daily driver and has too many bugs.

Works quite well for me… Please report bugs at the bugtracker.

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I just mess around with it in Virtualbox. I would use it as my daily driver on my laptop if it had more applications.

What applications you need? Maybe there are those somewhere…

Well probably the program I use most on my laptop is Autodesk Inventor, and that will probably never be ported over.

No, that is unlikely to be ported. But we do have some things for you to try out.




I use Haiku on an old Pentium III because Linux (with graphics) bogs down too much on it (unless I use an extremely old version of Linux).

I also use it on a more recent AMD 64 machine (3 GHz, N-68 ASUS motherboard). It works well on the AMD machine, which normally runs FreeBSD. What’s nice about Haiku is that I can boot it via a CD or USB image very snappily for a quick internet session, and not expose (very much) my underlying HD based OS.

Web+ can try the edges of my patience level on some sites, but it does just fine on forums. So, typically I’ll quick-boot it for a peek at a forum. Some time ago I moved the machine to a place where the ethernet cable doesn’t reach. So, I was not on Haiku for a while. Finally, I bought an old NetGear, Atheros chipset based PCI wireless WiFi card (WPN-311, circa 1999) - for pretty cheap, and so can use Haiku again from the remote machine (what I’m using right now).

Have used JOSM (open street maps) on Haiku, and Scribbus. It’s also a handy tool for putting a new partition table on a drive, and for creating partitions (which I may later use for non-Haiku purposes). So, Haiku has a few niche uses for me (and internet almost every day).

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