Haiku monthly activity report - 11/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2018-12-01 13:26

Welcome to the last activity report in 2018! I notice that I have not written any report since july. Thanks to the other community members who took care of them during that period, as I was busy moving (again) to a new flat, and then visiting the USA for the GSoC mentor summit and germany for BeGeistert. Anyway, this report covers hrev5263-hrev52615. We are past the beta release now, so unsurprisingly, the activity is mostly focused on bugfixes, but there are always some new things going on.

Haiku monthly activity report - 07/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Mon, 2018-07-30 13:26

Hi there, it's time for the monthly report! (yes, I'm still out of inspiration for catchy headlines) This report covers hrev52055-52140 Drivers waddlesplash completed his work synchronizing drivers with FreeBSD 11. The FreeBSD9 compatibility layer is now gone and all drivers are up to date again. jessicah fixed a problem in the UEFI framebuffer driver (most of the code is shared with the "VESA" driver, although there is no VESA BIOS in this case).

Haiku monthly activity report - 06/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Mon, 2018-07-02 13:26

Hi there, I'm back for an activity report! Let's see what happened last month. This report covers hrev51986-52054 Donations and funding I just wanted to note that the 5 Haiku contributors who joined Liberapay are now part of a "team". In case you missed it, Liberapay is a way to donate money to some Haiku contributors directly. They are an open source project, funded themselves by donations from their users, and with an interesting approach to funding free software and other commons creations.

Haiku monthly activity report - 04/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2018-05-05 07:26

Welcome to the fourth monthly report for 2018! This report covers hrev51873-hrev51921. 32/64 bit hybrid support Let's start with the most exciting developments this month: Korli started work on a 32/64 bit hybrid. The idea is to run a 64bit system, but allow 32bit applications to run on it. While we are just at the very first steps, it is a good thing that this is being worked on, as it will allow us to move more smoothly towards 64bit support.

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.

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.

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.

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.