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Coding week no 2 and 3

Blog post by rajagopalan on Thu, 2019-06-20 17:11

Report for Coding Week #2 and #3 Love that your beautiful face is reading my Blog today❀️. First all I woul like to ask sorry to my fans (if any πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚) for delaying the posts. Prepare to get blown awayπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’» Ok let's all jump into the world of webkit shall we? History is awesome (just kidding πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰) Lets rewind a bit! Getting stuff to compile and build (painful but totally worth it) Oh ya not to mention :making friends!

[GSoC 2019] Weeks #1, #2 and #3 progress reports

Blog post by brj on Mon, 2019-06-17 22:43

Hello everybody! It’s been a while since my previous post. This post is a short summary of all the work done upto this point. For a detailed report of every day, visit this blog I set up using Blogger. Week 1 As mentioned in my proposal, the target for week #1 was document the current btrfs implementation. As part of this, I documented the following classes * Chunk * Inode * BTree * Attribute * AttributeIterator * DirectoryIterator

Haiku monthly activity report, May 2019

Blog post by waddlesplash on Sat, 2019-06-08 13:00

Welcome to the monthly report for May 2019! PulkoMandy is once again busier than usual, so I’m filling in. This report covers hrev53094-hrev53174 (120 commits.) Applications & Libraries korli changed how runtime_loader handles weak symbols to be more in line with the behavior of other operating systems. waddlesplash tweaked “strace” to print syscall names plainly, i.e. without the prefixed “kern”. mmu_man committed changes to allow loading the BControlLook from an add-on, and added a setting to the Appearance preferences for it.

Coding week #1

Blog post by rajagopalan on Tue, 2019-06-04 17:04

Hello everybody. This is me Rajagopalan working on getting webkit2 on haiku. Previously as you guys know we were trying to get IPC working. Well we have succeeded in that after hitting some obstacles. Message passing should not involve mainloop it should be totally dependent on the workqueue only. As the mainloop can be blocked because of JS Execution which leaves slow performance or even crash. Also we stumbled upon an IPC deadlock when we used mainloop (main application loop) as a proxy to send and receive messages.

Mid Community Bonding--Progress

Blog post by rajagopalan on Mon, 2019-05-20 23:31

Introduction: Hello Everybody, I am G.Rajagopalan working on porting webkit2 to haiku as a part of my GSoC project. So here I am to share our experiences and work regarding the project πŸ˜„. Bonding Process: I have been with haiku for the past 6 (or 7 months I think) which went like a blink of an eye. I can definitely say that it is a memorable journey with Haiku. I owe it to the beautiful and friendly people who work for haiku.

Haiku to mentor 3 interns in Outreachy and GSoC

Blog post by pulkomandy on Wed, 2019-05-08 10:20

Hi there! The selected students for both Outreachy and Google Summer of Code were publiched on Tuesday. This year we will be mentoring 3 students bringing new features to Haiku over the summer. GSoC is a program run and funded by Google, where we (and many other open source projects) mentor students over the summer to get them up to speed with contributing. Google gives them a stipend, saving the need for a summer job and allowing them to focus on their work.

Introducing myself gsoc 2019

Blog post by RAJAGOPALAN on Wed, 2019-05-08 12:19

BAlert("Hello World","Introducing myself", "Awesome","Cool","Excited",B_SUMMER_IS_FUN); Introduction: I am RAJAGOPALAN GANGADHARAN doing Computer science Engineering in India and a GSOC 2019 participant with aim of porting Webkit2 to Haiku. First of all I would like to thank everybody for giving me this wonderful opportunity and I promise to not let the hopes down. I didn’t know much about BeOS until I saw Haiku. Well to be honest I fell in love with the GUI of haiku.

[GSoC 2019] Improving the btrfs filesystem

Blog post by brj on Tue, 2019-05-07 23:57

Introduction Hello, world! As some of you might be aware, I’m one of the students selected for GSoC 2019. My name is Bharathi Ramana Joshi. You may know me as brj, my initials, from the mailing lists and IRC channel. I’m pursuing an underguate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Keshav Memorial Institute of Technology, India. Project: Improving the btrfs filesystem As the title suggests, I shall be working on Haiku’s btrfs implementation for most of the summer.

Haiku monthly activity report - 03 and 04/2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Wed, 2019-05-01 10:52

Hi there! We're back for monthly (or almost) reports! I was at the JDLL in early april, and while preparing for that I didn't have time to write a report, and no one else did it. So here we go with a 2 month report, prepare for something a little longer than usual. This report covers hrev52945-hrev53094. Code cleanups mt fixed various places where -Werror=class-memaccess was breaking the build. These are cases where we initialize a C++ object with memset, which is normally not allowed.

NVMe Driver Now Available

Blog post by kallisti5 on Tue, 2019-04-16 16:41

Due to the awesome work by long-time developer waddlesplash, nightly images after hrev53079 have read/write NVMe support built-in. What is NVMe? For those not keeping up with the latest advances in tech, NVMe is a M.2 form-factor flash-based storage device which attaches directly to the system’s PCI Express bus. These flash devices are present in modern desktops and laptops and offer transfer speeds of several GiB/s. These devices now show up in /dev/disk/nvme/ and are fully useable by Haiku.