The good news first: I’ll be working on WebKit for another month. Thanks to everyone who donated some money to make this possible. As said in the previous weeks, I’m now working part-time on another project to make this last longer.
And then, the very good news: HTML video is working!
Support for html5 audio makes slow progress, but progress nonetheless.
Last week I was struggling with the build system. These issues are solved now, and I have a WebKit build which recognizes the <audio> and <video> html5 tags. This is not quite enough to get the sound and video output going, however. I have started plugging some parts of it to the media kit. We now download the audio files, and try to decode them with Media Kit.
The report is going to be sort this week, for several reasons:
- I was not at home for the week-end, and didn't get any Haiku work done,
- As announced last week, I'm currently working only part-time for Haiku,
- And, not much happened anyway. There are weeks like that.
The report is a bit early this week, because I will not be available tomorrow (in case you wonder, I will be at the Forever Party). So, here it is.
First of all, thanks to everyone who donated some money to make yet another month of contract work possible. This weekend I uploaded a release as announced in last week post. As expected, after this long overdue update, testers quickly found many small problems, so this week my work was mainly hunting these small bugs. Fortunately, none of them was too hard to fix. The fixes include:
Well, the good news first: for some time I had a bug with GMail, where the top part of the interface (with the search bar, trash button, identity and GMail logo would disappear after the page loaded. This is why I didn’t do any release in a while. Well, this bug is now mostly fixed. There is some flickering of the same area, but at least it doesn’t completely disappear. I’ll be researching the flickering, however it isn’t an usability problem anymore, so I can package a release with all the improvements done over the last weeks.
So, as advertised last week, I spent some time running the testsuite again. And as usual, it helped spot and even fix a few bugs.
This week I worked on stabilization and small improvements of WebKit. There are a few new features, as well.
The crash with cursors I mentionned last week is fixed. I had forgotten to copy an object in the copy constructor, leading to a double delete. I continued working on the clipping code, and fixed the issues with www.haiku-os.org and a few other websites. But, I can’t get it to work with haikuports, Trac, and now gmail is also broken.
Hi there! As you can read on the frontpage, I’ll continue working for Haiku in february.This will be the 5th month of this contract. Thanks to everyone who donated to Haiku, Inc for making this possible!
So, I’ve sorted out my filesystem issues over the week-end (no important data was lost), and I’m back to full-speed work. As I was saying last week, we had a problem with gcc4.7 not compiling the most recent WebKit code.
The work started last week on ClipToPicture made some progress this week. We discussed this further with Stippi and now have a solution that doesn’t involve rewriting half of app_server code, and is also a bit simpler and faster than what I tried to do first. I wrote a test application and some boilerplate code, then Stippi jumped in and implemented the missing bits. There are still some missing features like the ability to stack multiple clippings using PushState/PopState, and some problems when scaling and translating the view, as expected.