[GSoC 2024] Sound VirtIO: Improving Haiku's virtualization as a guest OS

Blog post by diegoroux on Thu, 2024-05-16 22:11

short whoami Hello! I’m Diego Roux, an undergraduate engineering student at Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico). Passionate about low-level stuff, OS/kernel dev, embed libs, and more! I’m grateful to be working under Haiku for this GSoC! So, I’ll be working to add support for sound virtio, enhancing virtualization by working with the VM. I’ll be under the guidance of @Korli. Thanks! :D brief intro + my plans Whenever we boot a VM with Haiku in it, it needs to ensure we have a proper environment, emulating all physical devices we require (e.

Building WebKit Sensibly

Blog post by Zardshard on Wed, 2024-05-15 10:44

WebKit builds can take a lot of space and time to build on Haiku. To those working on WebKit, welcome! This blog post is primarily for those working on HaikuWebKit, Haiku's fork of WebKit, but it may also be useful for you. I will be covering some techniques that are useful to reduce the size of build files without significant disadvantages. I’ll also cover how to speed up linking.

[GSoC 2024] Enhancing Tracker: Next-Gen Find Window and Functionalities

Blog post by Calisto-Mathias on Wed, 2024-05-15 14:52

Introduction Hey There! My name is Calisto Abel Mathias, and I am excited to introduce myself as a first-year undergraduate student at the National University of Technology in Karnataka, India. I am honored to have been accepted into the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program for 2024 under the mentorship of the Haiku project. A huge thanks to my two mentors - Niels and Humdinger for embarking on this journey with me.

Haiku Activity & Contract Report, April 2024

Blog post by waddlesplash on Tue, 2024-05-14 23:30

This report covers hrev57680 through hrev57719.

[GSoC 2024] Improving the Userland Debugging Experience

Blog post by trungnt2910 on Sun, 2024-05-12 16:13

Introduction Hello again! I am Trung Nguyen (a.k.a @trungnt2910). You might have already known me as the maintainer of the .NET 8 Port for Haiku since last year’s GSoC program. I am delighted to be accepted into GSoC again! This year, under the guidance of @waddlesplash - one of the experienced Haiku devs that I admire the most, I will work on one of the core issues of software development on Haiku: the debugging experience.

[GSoC 2024] Hardware virtualization for Haiku’s QEMU port

Blog post by dalme on Sat, 2024-05-11 19:08

Introduction Hi there! I’m Daniel Martin (aka dalme) and I’m a final year undergraduate student at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). I’ve been accepted into Google Summer of Code and I’ll be working to bring hardware virtualization to Haiku, a project that has been in the GSoC ideas list for around a decade. I’ll be mentored by scottmc and waddlesplash. Project overview QEMU is a virtual machine which allows running an operating system inside of another.

[GSoC 2024] Plans for Fixing Haiku's WebKit2 Port

Blog post by Zardshard on Wed, 2024-05-08 08:35

So I got accepted into GSoC again! I’m going to be working on WebKit2. But what is WebKit2, or even WebKit, for that matter? Well, WebPositive uses WebKit to render its web pages. Currently, we use the WebKitLegacy API to communicate with WebKit. It would be nice to switch to the newer version: WebKit2. However, our port of WebKit2 still needs work. At present, it has lost its ability to even render any webpage at all!

Haiku Activity & Contract Report, March 2024

Blog post by waddlesplash on Fri, 2024-04-12 22:30

This report covers hrev57616 through hrev57679.

An odyssey to port compcert

Blog post by Anarchos on Tue, 2024-04-09 09:44

The goal My goal is to be able to use CompCert, a certified compiler. It is a compiler whose passes are formally verified to not introduce change in the semantics from the C code to its translation in asm. The installation goals Compcert is installed from its Coq sources. So i need Coq. Coq is installed from sources or as an OPAM package. OPAM being the Ocaml PAckage Manager. opam needs OCaml anyway.

Haiku Activity & Contract Report, February 2024

Blog post by waddlesplash on Thu, 2024-03-14 10:00

This report covers hrev57561 through hrev57615.