[GSOC 2017] TCP optimization Week 4

Blog post by a-star on Sat, 2017-06-24 01:05

Hello everyone. It's been substantial time since I started working on the project and here's the progress report. On the reading end Finally got over with reading the source code. What took it so long was that I first read most of the rfcs, including those I will be implementing even later on, before reading the current code. That kind of helped me not only to understand the code better but to also jot down the areas, where a change would have to be made, as and when encountering them.

[GSoC 2017] Porting Swift to Haiku - Week #4 #5

Blog post by return0e on Thu, 2017-06-22 19:08

Hello everyone! This report covers the span of the last two weeks of my porting efforts to get swift running on Haiku. I started debugging the runtime library ‘libswiftCore’ on both Haiku and Linux and focused my attention specifically to the ImageInspection logic in order to fully understand how the runtime extracts ‘type metadata’ from a swift generated shared object. My mentor korli, recommended me to use the get_next_image_info() function, which is the Haiku equivalent of iterating through the list of loaded libraries in a executable.

[GSoC2017: Harfbuzz] Report #3

Hi all, This is my first post during the coding period of GSoC 2017. I have been working on a demo application which renders text using the harfbuzz library.The work on application started before the coding period. You can find the application here. The work on application started before the coding period, but now the application is successfully running(Thanks to stippi!). I pointed out few issues in one of my previous blog post.

[GSoC 2017] Preferences GUI Refactoring - Weekly Report 3

Blog post by anirudhm on Thu, 2017-06-22 03:06

Hello World. Now that we’re almost near to the first evaluation, and also it’s been 2 weeks since my last blog post. The last blog post had a plain vanilla GUI without any elements apart from the listview of the applications. I worked on adding icons to the GUI, under respective categories. I’ve hardcoded the categorization part, after the first evaluation, I’ll work on categorizing the applications. I used IconView.h along with some functions from LaunchBox.

[GSoC 2017] Calendar Application: Weekly Report 3

Blog post by AkshayAgarwal007 on Wed, 2017-06-21 04:41

Hello Everyone! In this post I would be focusing on the work done in the past two weeks, issues faced and how I went about resolving them. Also, since the first evaluation is near, the post also contains a brief analysis of the current progress with respect to the deliverables mentioned in the proposal. Issues faced and how I went about resolving them: I wasn't able to set the day names header in the calendar view based on the locale preferences, the day names always showed up in English no matter which language is selected in locale preferences.

[GSoC 2017] 3D Hardware Acceleration - Weekly Report 3

Blog post by vivek on Mon, 2017-06-19 15:42

Greetings Almost 2 weeks since the last Weekly Report, so here goes what I have been up to in the last two weeks. Adding code I am slowly adding new code as you might see here. Each commit represents a new file and its dependencies compiling successfully in my machine(gcc5). In asm/atomic.h I have commented out some of the functions which I believe is not required for DRM. If I find some use of those functions then I will have to revisit this file and make the necessary changes.

[GSoC 2017 - BTRFS Write Supports] Week #4 #5

Blog post by HyChe on Wed, 2017-06-14 22:28

Hello everyone, I spent last 2 weeks mainly for researching and forming an complete idea so that something will not be changed much in the future and some coding. These things are what I did in the previous 2 weeks: I implemented a “cat” command in btrfs_shell for testing, since current fs_shell misses read file content command. Refixed ticket #127883. This is the ticket I fixed as a proof to attend GSoC for Haiku, but it is hardcoded.

[GSoC 2017] Preferences GUI Refactoring - Weekly Report 2

Blog post by anirudhm on Tue, 2017-06-06 23:55

Hello World. This is my first blog post after the Coding Period officially began, I’ve started to write code for the application. During the Community Bonding period, I got the menu listing for SuperPrefs. My last exam got over on June 6. I worked on the basic application layout during the beginning of June. This was how the application looked initially: The application hosts seperate sections for holding the Preferences based on their category.

[GSoC 2017] Porting Swift to Haiku - Week #3

Blog post by return0e on Mon, 2017-06-05 17:10

Hello everyone! This is a rather short update on the Swift port and since the last blog post, I’ve worked around a small issue that prevented the compiler from importing libraries by specifying the -sdk parameter with a ‘/’ which passes the correct header search paths to swiftc. This issue also existed on other platforms such as FreeBSD according to this thread in the swift-dev mailing list [1]. Whilst researching around the frequent swift interpreter crashes when opening a swift source file, the fault lies in libswiftCore being unable to extract type metadata from swift-generated dynamic libraries when calling these functions specified in the ProtocolConformance and Metadata classes.

Haiku monthly activity report - 05/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sun, 2017-06-04 20:26

Hey there, it's time for the monthly report again! This report covers hrev51139-hrev51195. User interface Brian Hill fixed a glitch in the Screen preferences. The preference panel shows a preview o the screen, and as a nice finishing touch, it adopts the current background color. However, this did not anticipate that the color could change while the application is running. Now the screen preferences is notified when such a change happens, so it can update itself completely to the new color.