[GSoC 2017] Porting Swift to Haiku - Final Report

Blog post by return0e on Mon, 2017-08-28 07:15

Hello everyone! This blog-post marks the final report on bringing Swift to Haiku in the Google Summer of Code period. My introductory post on this project can be found here for a brief overview of the project. Summary In the last 3 coding periods, my contributions to Haiku’s LLVM and Clang ports plus reporting some bugs with the Haiku developers have made it possible for the Swift toolchain to be built on Haiku.

[GSoC 2017] Preferences GUI Refactoring - Final Report

Blog post by anirudhm on Sun, 2017-08-27 17:36

Hello World. This is Anirudh. Here’s my final overall report of my work during Google Summer of Code 2017. My sincere thanks to waddlesplash and Sean Healy, for their excellent mentorship. They immediately responded, and assisted me whenever I needed help. I’m grateful to the Haiku team, community members and my fellow GSoC colleagues for their help, constructive criticism, reporting bugs and helping the project shape better. Link to the source code/repo: https://github.

[GSoC 2017] Calendar Application: Weekly Report 7

Blog post by AkshayAgarwal007 on Sun, 2017-08-27 03:45

Hello Everyone! In this post I would be focusing on the work done in the past two weeks. I worked on Google Calendar integration and general improvements and bug fixes in the Calendar App. I also worked on implementing a relative datetime formatter and general enhancements/bug fixes involving the Haiku locale kit. Calendar App Fetching events using Google Calendar API and syncing with the database works now. There are issues with sending JSON data in an http post request, which always results in a parse error in the API response, as a result of which adding/updating events to Google Calendar doesn't work currently.

[GSOC 2017 - TCP optimization and fine tuning] Final Report

Blog post by a-star on Sat, 2017-08-26 02:23

Hello everyone The end of the GSOC period is drawing near. In this blogpost I would like to summarize the work done during this period. To know where it all began, refer to my first blog post which can be found here. Overview When I started, a running implementation of TCP existed in Haiku. My work was to read it, understand it and improve it. When I say improvement, I mean in terms of implementing new congestion control algorithms, updating the exisiting ones with recent request for comments documents (RFCs) and extending the current capabilities of the implementation.

[GSoC 2017] Preferences GUI Refactoring - Weekly Report 6

Blog post by anirudhm on Sat, 2017-08-26 02:22

Hello World. The last coding period of Google Summer of Code is about to end, and it’s time for us to submit a final report. But I thought to conclude the Weekly Reports with this one, covering the changes of this particular period. Thanks to Brian Hill (Perelandra0x309) for opening issues in the repo, almost all of the issues posted were fixed and closed. The search now works on related keywords of all System preflets.

[GSoC 2017 - BTRFS write supports] Third coding period - Final recap

Blog post by HyChe on Fri, 2017-08-25 21:48

Hello everyone, Google Summer of Code 2017 is coming to the end. This is my final report which covers third coding sprint, also read my introduction blog[1] for a brief of my project. Creating and removing directories are now working. Basically, creating directories involve in inserting new inode (metadata of file) and making links between file name and inode. Because directories don’t hold any data so there isn’t any links between inode and file data, creating new files need to handle it.

[GSoC 2017] Porting Swift to Haiku - Week #9 / #10

Blog post by return0e on Fri, 2017-08-18 05:56

Time for another update on the swift port, which covers the last two weeks of my activity, So here it goes! Week 9 - My Findings on Porting libdispatch On the 9th week, I added early support for building libdispatch aka ‘Grand Central Dispatch (GCD)’ which is Apple’s event-driven concurrency framework which allows executing high performance code via asynchronous task queues or I/O file descriptors (including sockets), which enables programs to take advantage of multi-core systems and to run Swift programs that utilises this.

Recovering from RMLL 2017

Blog post by mmu_man on Tue, 2017-08-15 00:00

RMLL booths during the week-end…It took me some time to write this report, between other stuff and a cold caught in July (WTF?). But still, plenty of stuff happened at this year’s edition of RMLL/LSM so I had to let you know.

Since the RMLL didn’t take place last year, as no city applied, I was quite impatient to see what this year’s edition in Saint Etienne would bring. By the way, if your hackerspace, LUG (or HUG?) wants to organize the next edition, you should apply quickly, but be warned, it’s quite a job!

[gsoc_2017] tcp optimization report 5

Blog post by a-star on Mon, 2017-08-14 02:10

Hello everyone. After the second evaluation I have been carrying out various tests to compare the output characteristics of the current TCP implementation of Haiku against the one with my patches applied. I shared the links to my patches on the mailing list. They comprise of all ticket numbers in the range 13629 - 13634 [ Trac link ]. Test Setup There are two systems: My Ubuntu 14.04 system running Haiku hrev51307 x86gcc2 inside Virtual Box.

[GSoC 2017] Calendar Application: Weekly Report 6

Blog post by AkshayAgarwal007 on Fri, 2017-08-11 02:41

Hello Everyone! In this post I would be focusing on the work done in the past two weeks. I implemented a database backend and worked on generating notification for events. Currently, I am using SQLite3 for data storage, but I would be implementing a BFS backend for the same sooner. Google Calendar integration is currently in progress. Also there is an issue with date/time parsing and formatting in the app which I would be fixing.