The previous report involved a lot of travelling around and attending various events and conferences. This month is quite different as some of us are locked home due to the ongoing pandemic. We already know some of the next planned events such as the JDLL and FLISOL are cancelled (for good reasons).
Anyway, the activity on Haiku has not slowed down, so let’s see what’s happening there. This report covers hrev53875-hrev53995.
It’s time for the monthly report for January (and half of February as well). This report convers hrev53715-hrev53874 and some real world activities.
Unit Tests It’s about time the unit tests for Haiku get some serious attention and fixes. Kyle Ambroff-Kao is currently working on them and fixing various issues.
This month he fixed problems in the app and support kits tests, identifying deviations fro, BeOS, some on purpose, some that could be regressions.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.