Haiku field trip report - January 2020

Blog post by pulkomandy on Sat, 2020-02-15 12:14

Hi there! It's time for the monthly report for January (and half of February as well). This report convers hrev53715-hrev53874 and some real world activities. Unit Tests It's about time the unit tests for Haiku get some serious attention and fixes. Kyle Ambroff-Kao is currently working on them and fixing various issues. This month he fixed problems in the app and support kits tests, identifying deviations fro, BeOS, some on purpose, some that could be regressions.

Google Code-in 2019 finished

Blog post by humdinger on Thu, 2020-02-13 08:14

This 2019/2020 Google Code-in (GCI) was the 10th iteration in as many years and according to Google's stats it was the most successful yet: In 7 weeks 3,566 students from 76 countries finished 20,840 tasks for 29 open source organizations! Haiku was one of those organizations - the only open source project, by the way, that participated in all 10 editions of GCI - and we had our share of dedicated students that completed numerous tasks, big and small.

No, I'm not Haiku's lead developer

Blog post by pulkomandy on Tue, 2020-01-21 12:14

I have not used this blog in a while, except for the monthly activity report. But it's time for a clarification. Lately, several people (some newcomers, some long time members of the community) have started contacting me by private messages (either by e-mail or IRC chat). Sometimes it was the right thing to do, there are parts of the code for which I'm indeed the best person to ask, and sometimes things are not to be discussed on public channels (for example, because it involves personal data that should stay private).

Haiku monthly activity report - 12/2019

Blog post by reds on Fri, 2020-01-17 13:00

Hello and welcome to the (almost) monthly activity report for December 2019! December wasn't the busiest for Haiku code-wise, but nonetheless we saw a lot of Google Code-In contributions. This year marks the 10th anniversary of GCI, in which Haiku has participated since the very beginning. On the non-coding side, GCI participants wrote new virtualization guides: alwayslivid wrote a guide on AWS and rewrote the old Xen one, trungnt2910 wrote a guide on qemu, R4H33M wrote a guide on Vultr and redsPL's (hey, that's me!

Haiku almost-monthly activity report - October and November 2019

Blog post by pulkomandy on Thu, 2019-12-05 12:14

The last two months have been quite busy for me and I had no time to write up a report. Remember that everyone is welcome to contribute to the website and if you wand to write the report from time to time, this would be much appreciated, by me because I wouldn't need to do it, and by others because they will enjoy reading things written with a different style and perspective.

Haiku monthly activity report - September 2019

Blog post by pulkomandy on Thu, 2019-10-03 13:14

Hi there, it's time for the monthly report! This report covers hrev53461-hrev53529. Let's see what happened this month in Haiku. Non-x86 support Some initial work for ARM64 was completed by kallisti5. This includes setting up the Haikuports package declarations, writing the early boot files, and in general getting the buildsystem going. Jaroslaw Pelczar also contributed several further patches (some of these still undergoing review), providing the initial interrupt handling support, and various stubs to let things compile

Node.js now available in Haiku

Blog post by return0e on Thu, 2019-09-19 11:45

TLDR: pkgman install nodejs As some have already known for a long time, many platforms have had support for writing software in JavaScript or TypeScript with the help of the Node.js runtime and over the years, much of the software written by developers these days have gradually been written in either of those languages. However, Haiku has lacked a Node.js port for quite sometime and it wasn't possible to run or develop JavaScript based software or libraries that depended on the Node.

Haiku monthly activity report - 08/2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2019-09-06 10:52

Hi there, it's time for the monthly report again! This report covers hrev53338-hrev53461. It's been a busy month! User interface Andrew Lindesay continue his work on HaikuDepot, tweaking the BarberPole look, adding a display of "usage conditions" (EULA, license, etc) from packages, Ryan Leavengood also worked in this area, making sure if you open an existing hpkg file with HaikuDepot, it will offer you to uninstall the package if it's currently installed.

GSOC 2019 Final Report

Blog post by rajagopalan on Thu, 2019-08-15 20:40

Introduction Hey there beautiful person reading this post. We are in the endgame now (Ha get it avengers reference!). Yes, Google summer of code 2019 is coming to an end. Phew couldn't say how 3 months passed by, but this is one of my most memorable experiences I will never forget. So let me wrap GSOC with this final report. Buckle up tight it's going to be a long post…

Haiku Activity Report: Performance Edition

Blog post by waddlesplash on Sun, 2019-08-04 23:00

Welcome to the monthly report for July 2019! Most of the more interesting changes this month have been from myself in the way of performance optimizations, so I'm writing the progress report this month so I can talk about those in some detail. This report covers hrev53238-hrev53337 (158 commits.) Optimizations! Now that Haiku has entered the beta phase, and after the work over the past year or so spent fixing the majority of known kernel crashes and other general instabilities, it is high time we start paying more attention to the whole system's performance.