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.

Back from GSoC mentor summit

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Mon, 2017-10-16 20:26

Hi there! This week-end was the Google Summer of Code mentor summit. This event gathers mentors from all organizations participating in GSoC and GCI for an event hosted by Google. Usually the summit happens at the same time as BeGeistert, and as a result I never made it there before. But with no BeGeistert happening this year, I could finally make it. Normally each organization is allowed to send 2 mentors, but we managed to get 6 people from Haiku to attend this year (by a combination of an extra mentor allowed because we do GCI, putting people on the waiting list and taking the slots freed by other orgs sending only one (or 0) mentor), having some Haiku people working at Google and helping run the event, and an hand-crafted badge to get into the event without registering)

Haiku monthly activity report - 09/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2017-10-07 20:26

I was kindly reminded over the IRC channel that it's time for the monthly report once again. So, there we go! This report covers revision 51402 to 51464. Graphics Some efforts this month on the radeon_hd driver, as kallisti5 and jessicah have teamed up to identify remaining issues with displayport and started working towards multi-head support. Kallisti5 also cleaned up the remote app_server as well as the HTML5 drawing backend (which should allow to have Haiku run remotely and render the user interface in a web browser).

Haiku monthly activity report - 08/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Thu, 2017-09-07 20:26

Hi there, it's time for a new monthly report! This report covers hrev31437-hrev51402 First of all, I have updated the git stats pages for haiku and haikuports. These provide an overview of the overall activity with various graphs, author ranking, etc. Anyway, let's see what happened in Haiku this month. As you know, it was the 3rd month of the coding period, and several patches from our GSoC students were merged in (and there is more to come as we continue reviewing their work).

Haiku monthly activity report - 07/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2017-08-04 20:26

Hi there, Time for another monthly report! It covers hrev51254-hrev51346 Network Waddlesplash merged some changes to netresolv (the DNS resolver), from NetBSD. The virtio_net driver was completed by phoudoin, and is now somewhat working. This driver is used for the virtual network device provided by some virtual machines, and should be simpler to implement and keep up to date than the more or less correctly implemented emulated devices that are used otherwise.

Haiku monthly activity report - 06/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Mon, 2017-07-03 20:26

Hey there, it's time for the monthly report again! This report covers hrev51196-hrev51253. Kernel time_t now uses 64-bit on 64-bit systems. This fixes the year 2038 bug for 64-bit Haiku, so we can continue to run it after 2038. This breaks the ABI, so all the 64bit packages were rebuilt. Some bug fixes in packagefs, to avoid some annoying issues when updating the system or repeatedly installing and uninstalling packages without rebooting.

Haiku monthly activity report - 05/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sun, 2017-06-04 20:26

Hey there, it's time for the monthly report again! This report covers hrev51139-hrev51195. User interface Brian Hill fixed a glitch in the Screen preferences. The preference panel shows a preview o the screen, and as a nice finishing touch, it adopts the current background color. However, this did not anticipate that the color could change while the application is running. Now the screen preferences is notified when such a change happens, so it can update itself completely to the new color.

Haiku monthly activity report - 04/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sun, 2017-04-30 20:26

Once again I am out of catchy taglines to introduce the monthly report. To apologize for that, I updated the statistics about Haiku git repository, and also added a similar statistics page for haikuports. This report convers hrevs 51064 to 51139. Network A lot of activity on this side with no particular reason, with kallisti5 and waddlesplash working on the network preferences and underlying stack, towards support for VPNs and PPP connections.