Haiku Alpha 1 Status Update (#1)

Blog post by nielx on Sat, 2008-03-22 21:16

This is the first Haiku alpha 1 status update. The goal of this status update is to provide information on how the project is going. There has recently been an consensus that it was about time to start preparing a first alpha for a myriad of reasons. To me personally, the fact that it is about time to show off the enormous amount of work that has been put in the project the past number of years. Another good reason - in my opinion - is to get everyone behind one goal: preparing the code for a first release.

So what's the goal of this status update? Well, with a large number of developers actually working on the different components of the operating system, it is easy to lose track of what is going on. You can consider this a news update.

Mindmap of the discussion on alpha 1

Blog post by nielx on Wed, 2008-02-27 21:59

A nice overview in mind map format, for those of you interested.

T-DOSE (III): Conclusion

Blog post by nielx on Sun, 2007-10-14 12:23

A few hours ago I had my Haiku talk on the Dutch Open Source event T-DOSE, and I’m still glowing all over. The attendence was above all my expectations, around 25 people were in the room. And despite of the last minute all night changes I had to make, the speech went fluently. Someone made a few pictures, which I hope to be able to post soon, and more importantly, I’m on tv!


Blog post by nielx on Sat, 2007-10-13 21:58

Excuse me for the brevity of the previous post, it was done on my mobile phone (per experiment), and thus I was limited in the amount of characters I could post. I just returned from Eindhoven (which, by the way, is the most ugly city in the Netherlands), and all in all I had a fun day. I went to see two talks: one on KDE 4 programming by Adriaan de Groot.


Blog post by nielx on Sat, 2007-10-13 11:52

I just arrived at the event location. My first impression: a highly geek audience. So I might have to change the tone of my speech. The venue is okay, and The rooms are enormous. I have no idea how many people are going to be present when I speak tomorrow morning. The time is 11 am by the way, gmt 1, and there is a webcast. Check www.t-dose.org. I’m now going to see some talks, to see what kind of audience I might expect.

Overview of Messaging in the Application Kit

Blog post by nielx on Sun, 2007-07-15 10:00

For the API Documentation team I’ve prepared an overview of the messaging functions in the Application Kit, mind map style. This image should be the guide to writing the actual API documentation. Please redirect comments on the technical content to the haiku-development list. They are highly appreciated!

Report on the API Documentation Team Meeting of May 19th 2007

Blog post by nielx on Sat, 2007-05-19 10:12

This is a report of the meeting of the API documentation team that was held on May 18th 2007 at 19:00 GMT on freenode.org in the #haiku-doc channel. The full IRC log is hosted by John Drinkwater. Here are some of the highlights for those that don't want to read the complete document. In this meeting people introduced themselves to the group. There was discussion on the working process, and it was decided to create a three phase working process and to start on the support kit.

ANNOUNCEMENT: First API Documentation Team Meeting

Blog post by nielx on Tue, 2007-05-15 11:30

On Friday the 18th of May, 19:00 GMT (21:00 in Amsterdam, 20:00 in London), I'd like the documentation team to meet. This meeting is for all the people interested in the API documentation, whether or not you are actually planning on contributing or not. We would like to hear as much different opinions as possible. The meeting will be on IRC, on freenode irc.freenode.net), in the channel #haiku-doc. This space is open for everyone.