WebKit weekly report #5

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-10-25 06:50

Hello there ! Well, not so much progress on WebKit this week. I spent most of the time working on CMake code to get it to generate hpkg files. I got something that works well enough to link Web+ to it, so I can test things with the actual browser instead of HaikuLauncher. Today I added the cookie jar persistence, so Web+ remembers all the cookies when you exit and relaunch it.

WebKit weekly report #4

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-10-18 07:07

Time for a report again ! So, over last week-end and monday morning I finally got Ninja working. I already said some words about it, Ninja is meant to replace Make for building projects. It has less features, because it is designed to run files that are generated, rather than hand-written. In my case, CMake generate the Ninja failes. I had problems building Ninja that turned out to be abug in our Python port.

WebKit weekly report #3

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-10-11 06:53

Hello again, it’s time for another report ! I made pretty good progress this week. The issues I had last week with POST data are fixed. I had removed a non-working piece of code but replaced it with another that was broken in a different way. The problem was the way POST data was added to the http request. Fixing this properly required some changes to the Services Kit API. I removed some classes to make things simpler and introduced a stub for the central BUrlProtocolHandler class, which takes an Url as a parameter and builds a request for it using the appropriate protocol.

WebKit weekly report #2

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-10-04 06:26

It’s Friday again !

So, in my last blog post I told you I was converting our WebKit build files to CMake. This week I managed to get a working HaikuLauncher (the test browser that comes in the WebKit tree) and surf the web a bit with it.

WebKit weekly report #1

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-09-27 08:56

Hey, it’s Friday already !

So, now that I’m (mostly) done moving and I have set up my workplace (including internet access, electricity, and everything required), I can finally start doing some actual work on WebKit. So, what’s hapenned this week ? Well, actually, not that much.

A quick reminder, you can follow the commits on the bnetapi branch of haiku-webkit repo at github.

I’ve also set up a Gist TODO list so you can see things I want to work on. Please send me comments about websites that don’t work well, I’ll add them to the list and see what can be done.

More news from WebPositive

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Thu, 2013-09-12 17:03

Hi everyone, It’s been two weeks since the previous blog post, so here goes an update.

First of all, I wanted to make it clear that I haven’t started to work on my contract, so the few things that happened in the last two weeks were done on my free time. Said free time was short, as I’m in the process of moving to another city and I’ve been packing a lot of stuff and cleaning my flat. Note I will be offline starting next week, and I hope to get internet access back as soon as possible. I won’t start working on the contract before I’m back online, as testing a web browser without any internet access creates more problems than I’m willing to solve.

Working on WebPositive

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2013-08-30 00:56

As you may know, I’m going to spend some time again as a full-time Haiku developer. This time, I’ll be working on improving WebPositive and the WebKit port to bring a better web browsing experience to Haiku users.

During the past weeks I’ve managed to spare some free time to get up to speed on the various pieces of code involved and how to work with them. This first blog post summarizes the current state of affairs and I’ll set some goals (with your help) for the next monthes.

BG026 Coding Sprint report

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2012-11-09 08:49

Hi there ! This week was the BeGeistert coding sprint. I assume you already read the great report at IsComputerOn about the conferences for this week-end, so here’s just a summary of the work done durint the coding sprint. ARM Port - Ithamar Adema, RenĂ© Gollent, Adrien Destugues Ithamar was holding the keyboard on this one. He's working on low-level Android stuff as his paid job, so he has a good understanding of the hardware and the Linux kernel that serves as a reference.

BeGeistert 024 + Coding sprint report

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2011-11-04 12:17

I'm heading home from the BeGeistert event that just ended today. For those who don't know, BeGeistert is the european meeting of all Haiku (and BeOS) developpers and enthusiasts. This year, Haiku has seen its third alpha release, and we feel that R1 shouldn't be too far. So, what happened there ? Over the weekend we had multiple conferences. The first one on saturday morning was a discussion on Haiku's release process and roadmap for the future.

On spatial mode and the document-centered interface

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Wed, 2011-07-27 19:37

Once again, the idea that tracker should use single-window mode was raised as a trac ticket. This discussion was made multiple times on the mailing list, and each time the answer from the developper was no. However, users still seem to prefer the single window mode, and other OS are switching to it. Maybe we just need to explain how to efficiently use this mode, and why we think it’s better.