Awwwwwwww... one year they're newly born, 8 years later they're 8 years old :) Today let's all celebrate Haiku's 8th birthday, getting closer and closer to two digits. Which just brought to my mind the image of Duke Nukem Forever... the difference? Haiku's getting released of course! And the awesome news is that the Alpha release has been stamped and dated!

That's right, you read it correctly. Recently there were talks of the Alpha release getting closer and closer and now a date has been set. According to the R1/Alpha Status page over at the Haiku website, at September 9th, noon, the Alpha 1 will be tagged and a build will be made. After that testing of said image will begin, making sure all is in shape for the final (of the Alpha) release which, if all goes according to plan, will be on September 14th.

So mark your calendars: September 14th = Haiku Alpha release date. Amazing work everyone!