Haiku monthly activity report - 03/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2018-04-06 07:26

Welcome to the third monthly report for 2018! This report covers hrev51833-hrev51872. System Hrishi Hiraskar (one of our GSoC applicants) reworked the management of the shutdown phase. This revolves around both launch daemon and the BRoster, which collaborate together to coordinate system shutdown. Things must happen in a specific order to make sure all apps are properly terminated (leaving the user a chance to save his work if not done yet), and only then, system servers are stopped.

Haiku monthly activity report - 02/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sun, 2018-03-04 07:26

Welcome to the second monthly report for 2018! This report covers hrev51791-hrev51832 Infrastructure There is a lot of invisible work in progress on getting the Haiku infrastructure migrated to a new server and streamlined to use containers and standardized setup. This will eventually allow to better share the work of system administration in a larger team, allowing to scale up the infrastructure. Part of this work is updating our Pootle install, which will soon have a new version up in production.

Haiku monthly activity report - 01/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Mon, 2018-02-05 17:26

Welcome to the first monthly report for 2018! This report covers hrev51723-hrev51790 Switch to Gerrit The Haiku git repository is now running Gerrit. Gerrit is a tool designed to help with code reviews. The idea is to review the code before it is integrated in nightly builds, instead of reviewing after the fact as it was done for Haiku until now. This should make it easier to track pending patches, and increase the stability of the nightly builds and development branch.

GCI 2017 Wrap Up Report

Blog post by digib0y on Fri, 2018-02-02 00:13

Like all good things Google Code-In 2017 comes to an end, this year the program attracted over 3555 students in total for Google Code-In and out of those about ⅓ of the students claimed at least one task for Haiku, with 255 students completing at least one Haiku task. Haiku is also proud of its history of getting selected each year in Google’s Code-In. Just like the other 24 organizations, Haiku picked winners out of the 10 students who completed the most tasks for Haiku, finalists and grand prize winners were picked collectively by the diligent team of Haiku’s 20+ mentors.

Haiku monthly activity report - 12/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sun, 2017-12-31 17:26

Welcome to the last report for the year 2017! Stats Who doesn't like them? I updated the Haiku stats to keep track of the activity in our git repository. The overall number of commits is very similar to 2016 (which was our quietest year so far) with more than 1300 commits (far from the 5555 commits in 2009). Our author of the year is waddlesplash with 213 commitsi, followed by PulkoMandy, Korli, Humdinger, Kallisti5, and Skipp_OSX.

New package repositories are now enabled by default

Blog post by waddlesplash on Sun, 2017-12-10 12:14

During this year’s coding sprint in Toulouse (which I was able to attend, thanks to being in Europe on a study-abroad program), I spent a lot of time massaging HaikuPorts to generate a consistent-enough state of packages for us to switch to them by default, and then making the in-tree changes necessary for the switch. Thanks to this and mmlr’s comprehensive overhaul of the HaikuPorter Buildmaster over the past couple months, we have finally switched to the new repositories by default as of hrev51620.

Haiku monthly activity report - 11/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2017-11-25 20:26

Hi there, This month has been quite filled with Haiku events, including two conferences and a coding sprint. Read on for our adventures climbing over a gate, planespotting, and eventually troubleshooting a real-scale flight simulator! This report also covers hrev51518-hrev51622. In order to better keep track of what happened during the sprint, this report is roughly in time order, rather than the usual categories. Week 1 Korli fixed a bug in the newly implemented posix_spawn, allowing the fish shell to use it without freezing.

Scripting the GUI with 'hey'

Blog post by humdinger on Sun, 2017-11-05 08:16

Haiku’s GUI is in principle entirely scriptable. You can change a window’s position and size and manipulate pretty much every widget in it. The tool to do this is hey. It sends BMessages to an application, thus emulating what happens if the user clicks on a menu, checkbox, or other widgets. The seminal work on this application scripting is the BeOS Application Scripting chapter of the BeOS Bible by Chris Herborth.

Haiku monthly activity report - 10/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2017-11-04 20:26

Hey there! It's time for the monthly report! This report covers hrev51465-hrev51517. Packages Not much changes on packages anymore since the plan is to switch to the new repos generated by the buildbots "real soon now" (but the repo is still missing some critical packages). However, some maintenance efforts are still done. The "bc" command is now moved to a separate package instead of being part of Haiku. Many packages were rebuilt and updated following ABI changes in BControlLook.

Back from GSoC mentor summit

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Mon, 2017-10-16 20:26

Hi there! This week-end was the Google Summer of Code mentor summit. This event gathers mentors from all organizations participating in GSoC and GCI for an event hosted by Google. Usually the summit happens at the same time as BeGeistert, and as a result I never made it there before. But with no BeGeistert happening this year, I could finally make it. Normally each organization is allowed to send 2 mentors, but we managed to get 6 people from Haiku to attend this year (by a combination of an extra mentor allowed because we do GCI, putting people on the waiting list and taking the slots freed by other orgs sending only one (or 0) mentor), having some Haiku people working at Google and helping run the event, and an hand-crafted badge to get into the event without registering)