To install Haiku, we offer stable release builds as well as nightly builds which are continually built by a cluster of dedicated machines from the latest Haiku source code.


stable

Stable Release

Official releases leading up to, and including R1 Final are distributed as 32-bit or 64-bit for the x86 architecture.

For the highest level of compatibility, applications developed for Haiku should be tested on the latest available stable release.

With the release of Haiku R1/beta3, there are official image files available on our website.


nightlies

Nightly Images

These "nightly images" are provided mainly for development and testing purposes.
While we do try to keep our code in a working state at all times, these are not considered to be stable and may be broken in various ways at any given point in time.

To keep the file size down, nightly images lack some extra bundled software included in regular releases. You can install these and many more packages with the HaikuDepot application.


Supported variants

These images represent the official architecture targets. Developers who choose to release software for Haiku are encouraged to provide a build for each of these releases.

  • Haiku 32-bit Hybrid (Compatible, Stable)
    • Architecture: x86
    • BeOS Binary Compatibility: Yes
    • Compiler: gcc 2.95.3 + gcc 8.3.0
    • Download: nightly images Haiku Development RSS feed
  • Haiku 64-bit (Modern, Fast)
    • Architecture: x86_64
    • BeOS Binary Compatibility: No
    • Compiler: gcc 8.3.0
    • Download: nightly images Haiku Development RSS feed


Unsupported variants

These images are provided for development and testing purposes only. The non-x86 builds are in the early stages of development. If you're lucky, those non-x86 builds will boot just enough to crash.

All of these variant builds are unsupported.
Releasing software that requires these unsupported builds is discouraged.

non-x86 unsupported variants
ARMUnsupported ARM RSS feed | m68kUnsupported m68k RSS feed | PowerPCUnsupported PowerPC RSS feed | RISCV64Unsupported RISCV64 RSS feed | SPARCUnsupported SPARC RSS feed