Students

Student Application Mini-FAQ Where do I apply? Start from the Google Summer of Code site What ideas can I apply for? You can suggest your own idea(s) or check out our List of Google Summer of Code Ideas What info do you need in the application? See the Application Template below for reference What if I still have questions? Send a message to the Haiku Mailing List or contact Haiku's Google Summer of Code administrator (Adrien Destugues).

GSoC 2019

The Google Summer of Code™ 2019 is coming up. Haiku plans to apply for its 10th participation. Why does Haiku want to participate? The Google Summer of Code is a wonderful opportunity for the Haiku Project. It exposes Haiku to many potential youthful and energetic minds that are interested in developing Open Source Software. Even more exciting, it provides a unique opportunity of generating income for the Project while growing a handful of carefully selected students into knowledgeable and potential long-term contributors.

Ideas

For information about Haiku's participation in GSoC this year, please see this page. Qualifying students can apply for a Haiku project (see the list of suggested projects below). For details about how to apply, please check out Students: How to Apply for a Haiku Idea. The most successful Google Summer of Code projects are often those proposed by the students themselves. The following list represents some of our ideas and wishes for the project.

Application Patterns

There are several common patterns or approaches that you will use when developing Haiku native applications. These are listed below: These tutorials were created by DarkWyrm unless otherwise stated. Using the Layout API [PDF] - by waddlesplash Using attributes in your application [PDF] Using attributes in Queries[PDF] Monitoring the File System with the StorageKit [PDF] Registering a new file type [PDF] Using fonts [PDF] Creating a new UI Control [PDF] Using application scripting [PDF] Adding scripting to your applications [PDF] Enabling Drag & Drop [PDF] Exposing re-usable parts of your application with Replicants [PDF] Tutorial Project: Create a text editor [PDF]

Prepare for Publishing

The are many tasks you should look in to before publishing your new or latest application. Translating your application using catkeys files Create an icon for your application

To Create or Contribute?

When you spot a need for an application it is tempting to create a new one from scratch. The HaikuArchives contains many projects that were started as an idea, and then fell out of use. To minimise code waste and maximise re-use, you should consider finding a project that aligns with your goals, and adding your own new feature enhancements to it, rather than default to create Yet Another Application.

Setting up a Development Environment

The first thing you'll need to do before writing code in Haiku is to set up a development environment. How you do this will depend on whether you are developing for Haiku within Haiku itself, or from another operating system. In future we hope to provide step by step guides for each platform. For now though, whichever of the below routes you take, see the summary: Building pre-requisities page for details.

Students

This year, 2 out of 3 students completed their GSoC projects Hrishikesh Hiraskar - Integrating a Git client into Trac Krishnan Iyer - SDHCI support Abhinand N - XFS support (failed as close to no code was written in the first two months)

Get Haiku!

Current Official Version Information Version: R1/beta1 Release date: September 28th, 2018 Release notes: Release notes. Computer platform: x86, 32-bit and 64-bit Important: Post Release Addendum (If you are looking for the nightly images, they can be found at download.haiku-os.org.) Installation DVD You can order the 32bit version of Haiku as an installation DVD. Please read the post BUY NOW - Haiku DVD for all details.

Get Haiku!

Current Official Version Information Version: R1/beta1 Release date: September 28th, 2018 Release notes: Release notes. Computer platform: x86, 32-bit and 64-bit Important: Post Release Addendum (If you are looking for the nightly images, they can be found at download.haiku-os.org.) Installation DVD You can order the 32bit version of Haiku as an installation DVD. Please read the post BUY NOW - Haiku DVD for all details.