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WebKit weekly report #30

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2014-05-02 06:51

Hello everyone,

Not so much exciting things this week...

Well, good news first, on wednesday I uploaded HaikuWebkit 1.3.1 packages. It should be more stable than the previous releases, and includes work from the last 3 weeks including some more bugfixes for audio/video support, working web socket support, and many smaller fixes.

[GSoC 2014] Port of the Go programming language: introduction

Blog post by zhuowei on Tue, 2014-04-29 03:00
I have chosen to take up Bruno Albuquerque's suggestion of porting the reference compiler and runtime of the Go programming language to Haiku.

[GSoC 2014] UEFI bootloader

Blog post by choupy on Mon, 2014-04-28 15:09

Me, myself and I

Hello everyone, my name is Louis Feuvrier, I am a french student located in Paris (GMT+2) studying computer science at EPITA. I am lucky enough to be part of a laboratory (LSE) as my curriculum which allows me to work on interesting and low-level problems! Here's the one that will keep me awake at night in the following months (but hopefully not too much!)

Besides computer stuff, I enjoy listening to music, playing video games, watching tv shows or going to gigs.

[GSoC 2014] LibUSB Port

Blog post by akshay1994 on Mon, 2014-04-28 13:24
Hello Everyone!

Google Summer of Code 2014 is now underway, and I am one of the four students selected to work with Haiku. My project is completing the LibUSB Port to Haiku.

WebKit weekly report #29

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2014-04-25 07:26

Hello world!

Work continues on the testsuite: I found one bug in the testsuite system that greatly improved the results. Things are now properly reset between each test, which avoids many of the issues I was having. The last test run breaks down as follows:

  • 2 unexpected crashes
  • 2300 unexected failures
  • 400 unexpected successes
  • 5000 tests have no reference
  • And the remaining 30000 or so tests are now properly tagged

I will continue marking the failing tests as expected to fail, and review them in case I find one that's easy to fix. The 5000 "no references" tests are easily fixed, we just need to generate a reference rendering of the page. This is because these tests have platform-specific results, so there is no common reference for all platforms, and we need a haiku-specific one.

[GSoC 2014] Haiku ARM port

Blog post by dnivra on Thu, 2014-04-24 09:29
Hello everyone!
Most of you know that 4 students have been chosen to work with Haiku during the Google Summer of Code(GSoC) 2014. My name is Arvind and I am one of the 4 students(yaay!). I will be improving the ARM port and hopefully make significant progress.

WebKit weekly report #28

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2014-04-18 08:13

Hello everyone,

Slow progress on the code this week...

I fixed two small issues in the video decoding code: a useless notification was sent, leading to very high cpu usage on jamendo.com (and possibly other places). And, the video drawing was not always using B_OP_COPY. This led to CPU waste as the mode used could be slower (B_OP_OVER has to scan each pixel to see if it is transparent), and created some drawing glitches on some videos.