No, I'm not Haiku's lead developer

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2020-01-21 12:14

I have not used this blog in a while, except for the monthly activity report. But it’s time for a clarification. Lately, several people (some newcomers, some long time members of the community) have started contacting me by private messages (either by e-mail or IRC chat). Sometimes it was the right thing to do, there are parts of the code for which I’m indeed the best person to ask, and sometimes things are not to be discussed on public channels (for example, because it involves personal data that should stay private).

Haiku almost-monthly activity report - October and November 2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Thu, 2019-12-05 12:14

The last two months have been quite busy for me and I had no time to write up a report. Remember that everyone is welcome to contribute to the website and if you wand to write the report from time to time, this would be much appreciated, by me because I wouldn’t need to do it, and by others because they will enjoy reading things written with a different style and perspective.

Haiku monthly activity report - September 2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Thu, 2019-10-03 13:14

Hi there, it’s time for the monthly report! This report covers hrev53461-hrev53529. Let’s see what happened this month in Haiku. Non-x86 support Some initial work for ARM64 was completed by kallisti5. This includes setting up the Haikuports package declarations, writing the early boot files, and in general getting the buildsystem going. Jaroslaw Pelczar also contributed several further patches (some of these still undergoing review), providing the initial interrupt handling support, and various stubs to let things compile

Haiku monthly activity report - 08/2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2019-09-06 10:52

Hi there, it's time for the monthly report again! This report covers hrev53338-hrev53461. It's been a busy month! User interface Andrew Lindesay continue his work on HaikuDepot, tweaking the BarberPole look, adding a display of "usage conditions" (EULA, license, etc) from packages, Ryan Leavengood also worked in this area, making sure if you open an existing hpkg file with HaikuDepot, it will offer you to uninstall the package if it's currently installed.

new PVS studio scan

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2019-07-27 10:18

PVS studio has just published a series of 3 articles looking over errors and bugs they identified in our sourcecode. PVS is a code static analysis tool that identifies code likely to be incorrect. They had already run a similar scan back in 2015. At the time, their tools ran on Windows only which had made this quite a challenge for them. They are now more Linux friendly, so it was much easier for them to perform the scan.

Haiku monthly activity report - 06/2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Thu, 2019-07-11 10:52

Hey, it's time for a new monthly report already! This one is a bit shorter than usual as the previous one was a bit late, but let's try to get mostly back on schedule. This report covers hrev53175-hrev53238. Optimizations We are now in beta phase, and besides the usual bugfixes, it's time to start investigating performance bottlenecks in Haiku. Waddlesplash has been hard at work in that area this month, starting with tuning of the newly integrated rpmalloc allocator.

Haiku to mentor 3 interns in Outreachy and GSoC

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Wed, 2019-05-08 10:20

Hi there! The selected students for both Outreachy and Google Summer of Code were publiched on Tuesday. This year we will be mentoring 3 students bringing new features to Haiku over the summer. GSoC is a program run and funded by Google, where we (and many other open source projects) mentor students over the summer to get them up to speed with contributing. Google gives them a stipend, saving the need for a summer job and allowing them to focus on their work.

Haiku monthly activity report - 03 and 04/2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Wed, 2019-05-01 10:52

Hi there! We're back for monthly (or almost) reports! I was at the JDLL in early april, and while preparing for that I didn't have time to write a report, and no one else did it. So here we go with a 2 month report, prepare for something a little longer than usual. This report covers hrev52945-hrev53094. Code cleanups mt fixed various places where -Werror=class-memaccess was breaking the build. These are cases where we initialize a C++ object with memset, which is normally not allowed.

Haiku monthly activity report - 02/2019

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2019-03-02 10:52

Welcome to the activity report for February 2019. This month has been quite busy for me with the annual visit to FOSDEM (read the report), and managing the application process for both GSoC and Outreachy (Haiku has been accepted to both programs this year). We are already seeing candidates applying to both GSoC and Outreachy, so expect to read about new names in the reports in the coming months and during the summer!

Haiku monthly activity report - 12/2018

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Thu, 2019-01-03 13:26

Happy new year! It's 2019 and Haiku is still alive! First of all, it's time to look at the stats for Haiku and Haikuports. As you can see, the activity for haikuports keeps growing (there are now 2x more commits to haikuports than to Haiku), and Haiku got slightly more commits in 2018, after two historically low activity years. Let's hope the trend continues and we can reach the high levels of activity of 2008-2010 again someday.