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.

Haiku monthly activity report - 03/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Mon, 2017-04-03 20:26

The spring is comming, the GSoC applications closed just today, and it is time for a new monthly report! This report covers hrevs 50989 to 51063 Drivers tqh is working on improving wifi performance. He identified some sub-optimal code in the FreeBSD compatibility layer which he replaced by much simpler and faster functions that the compiler can actually inline. This improved performance of all IO access to network devices, fixing some real time problems.

Haiku monthly activity report - 02/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2017-02-28 20:26

Hello world! Let’s see what happened in Haiku this month. This report covers hrevs 50928 to 50988. waddlsplash worked on enabling real subpixel rendering in Haiku. This used to be protected by Microsoft patents, but they are all expired or will expire really soon. So, it is time to start experimenting with this and getting ready for enabling it. waddlesplash also reworked the JSON API, and fixed several bugs found by the “JSON Minefield” tests.

Haiku monthly activity report - 01/2017

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Wed, 2017-02-01 20:26

Hello world!

Let’s see how 2017 goes in Haiku. This report covers hrev50830-hrev50928 (almost 100 or about 3 pushes per day).

Haiku monthly activity report - 12/2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Fri, 2017-01-06 20:26

Happy new year everyone!

Here is the last report for commits in the year 2016. It covers hrev50718-hrev50829.

Haiku monthly activity report - November 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Tue, 2016-11-29 19:37

Hi there!

The autumn season is here, and the winter is coming soon. For Haiku this means several things. In particular, this month there was the Capitole du Libre with two talks about Haiku (you can read more about that in mmu_man’s short report), and also the start of the Google Code-In, with the first students claiming their tasks yesterday.

Anyway, let’s have a look at what’s cooking in the source tree. This report covers hrev50665-50717.

Haiku monthly activity report - October 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2016-11-05 08:36

Hey there!

Life continues in Haiku, with bugfixes and slowly getting prepared for the beta release. Not much in terms of new and exciting features, but Haiku is getting more stable and the bugs slowly fade away.

In terms of Haiku commits, this report covers hrevs 50577 to 50664.

Haiku monthly activity report - September 2016

Blog post by PulkoMandy on Sat, 2016-10-08 18:16

Hey there, time for a report! (I’m really out of ideas for taglines. Any suggestions?) This report covers hrev50529-hrev50576