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Update #3 from the Promotion Team

Blog post by jt15s on Thu, 2021-07-29 12:28

Hello all! This is the third update from the Haiku Promotion Team. Beta3 Released As you have noticed, Beta3 has been released! Huge shout out to kallisti5, who was the release coordinator for Beta3. Making a major release of Haiku is a daunting task to all involved! New Team Members Since I last wrote in March this year, we welcomed the following members to the Team: animortis AlwaysLivid jeremyf Switching to IRC/Matrix It was brought to our attention that the way the Promotion Team communicated was not a very transparent one – we communicated through a group private message on the Haiku forums.

GSOC 2021:Progress Report of Improvements to clang-format

Blog post by saloni on Tue, 2021-07-27 12:17

This blog will contain all the information about what I have done till now. I started with the input preferences directory and started solving the issues according to haiku guidelines. A few changes have been made to clang-format. This work takes a lot of time because it needs a complete understanding of how the llvm code works. As there was number of files, it was difficult to figure out which file should contain the solution of the problem but PulkoMandy really helps me alot.

Media Release: The Haiku Project Celebrates the Release of Beta 3

News posted on Mon, 2021-07-26 12:59

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2021 THE HAIKU PROJECT CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF BETA 3 Poetry is in motion. The Haiku Project, its developers and team members announced the Haiku operating system released its third beta release, version R1/Beta3, July 25th, 2021. Version R1B3 continues the trend of more frequent releases to provide users and developers with an up to date and stable platform to work on. This release combines the best of Haiku’s history as a spiritual successor of BeOS and the hard work of a passionate community.

GSoC 2021 Progress Update 3: Coding style checker bot for Gerrit

Blog post by ritz on Wed, 2021-07-21 17:55

Tl;dr I have completed the bot with basic functionality for my local gerrit instance Link to Introductory blog Link to Progress 1 Link to Progress 2 As I have said before I divided my project in the following parts For every event (change, patch etc.), trigger the Concourse CI pipeline. Implement pipeline in concourse CI for fetching the Git repo and running the haiku-format tool on the relevant files and creating appropriate reports out of the tool.

Haiku R1/Beta3 Timeline Update

News posted on Tue, 2021-07-13 10:14

The Haiku Project’s release coordinator for the R1/Beta3 release, kallisti5, has made the decision to bump back the release of R1/Beta3 by one week. The updated timeline is here. The Beta3 release introduces an important update to Haiku WebKit, which subsequently produces some rendering regressions. While several of the bugs have already been fixed in Haiku WebKit this week, one final bug remains, which involves an issue with disappearing text.

Haiku activity report - June 2021

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2021-07-10 08:53

Hello, it’s time for the June activity report! (yes, not much innovation in the tagline for these reports lately. I’m out of ideas, or maybe just lazy to find new ones). Before we dig into the report, two important announcements (in case you are not following the other news on the website, since both were already announced separately). The beta 3 release process is going well, and there are some testing candidate images available for testing.

GSoC 2021 Progress Update 2: Modernizing Cardie (Caya)

Blog post by JadedCtrl on Fri, 2021-07-09 11:58

Looks like it’s time for me to clutter the blog again! To start: Since the last update, Caya has been hard-forked and renamed to “Cardie” (short for “cardinal”), which at least fits the “bird theme” of libpurple clients. … And the name’s fitting, since it’s now a fairly functional libpurple client. :-) libpurple support There are a few features not implemented yet, which keeps it behind the XMPP add-on in terms of functionality, but the core is there: Configuring and managing accounts for any protocol, joining/creating/leaving rooms, chatting, sending/receiving your own status, room invitations, managing roster, purple-side chat commands, etc.

GSoC 2021: XFS support progress update

Blog post by Xiaojie on Tue, 2021-07-06 01:33

XFS project progress Hi, I am going to make a short summary of the XFS project work since last post. Anyway, you can find my post named ‘GSoC 2021 Project: XFS support progress’ on the forum. It records part of the work. Of course, the most is on Gerrit. topic:“xfs” on Gerrit We could find all remaining patches are merged. But, by the way, not all problems. There is a problem leaving.

Haiku, Inc. sponsoring hardware purchases for RISC-V port

News posted on Thu, 2021-07-01 08:50

RISC-V is an interesting, relatively new and open source hardware platform. The inventors of RISC-V created a company called HiFive and that company recently released a desktop-class System on a Chip (SoC) board called HiFive Unmatched. Long before this release Haiku developer Alexander von Gluck (kallisti5) had pre-ordered this board and had begun work on the Haiku port to RISC-V, making some progress on the boot loader, u-boot support and memory mapping.

GSoC 2021 Progress Update 2: Coding style checker bot for Gerrit

Blog post by ritz on Sun, 2021-06-27 14:50

Link to Introductory blog Link to Progress 1 On my quest to finding a way to trigger my jobs anytime a commit happens in gerrit I was looking into this repo and trying to make it work. I tried using it as a resource but it turns out either it’s not public anymore or it was deleted. Then I went through the list of forks in that repo and found this.