Hello world, another update!
The bootstrap-mmc target is now finally available! What this means is that you can follow all instructions in 
The Mozilla Foundation
has generously donated 15 gently used Intel Mac Minis
to Haiku, Inc. to be used as infrastructure, development, and build systems.
These systems are planned to be deployed as updated buildbot slaves, package builders, and used to better support Intel Mac Mini hardware.
Here is an update on the port.
Just like week 6, this is another short update.
I’ve been working on creating a bootstrap-mmc target for the build system. The current issues I’m facing are
- Downloading MLO and u-boot fails and thus build fails since jam doesn’t know how to create those targets otherwise. I managed to fix this but apparently, the fix breaks the current build system so I need to modify the fix such that it doesn’t break the build system.
- Copying the bootstrap image as the second partition of the MMC image. I planned to use dd since it works fine and probably works fine on Linux and BSDs but dd requires a size to be specified, which is slightly tricky to compute in jam. The obvious solution of using cat doesn’t seem to work - the resultant size of MMC is much higher than expected.
I hope to add the bootstrap-mmc target for jam within this week which would make it much easier for anyone to build the image.
Work on WebKit continued this week. In the previous report, I mentioned several issues with the new tiled rendering. Most of them turned out to be either problems in app_server or misuse of the APIs in the WebKit code. The most important part was that WebKit used region clipping and expected the region to be transformed when using SetTransform; however, with the current design, region clipping isn't affected by the view transform.
Here’s an update on week 6(a relatively short one so no TL;DR :) ).
I managed to fix the bootable SD card image generation script that I created last week to use mtools and thus eliminate the need for losetup and root permissions. The script is available in a Github repository
Meanwhile, I’ve also been working on adding a bootstrap-mmc target to Jam. Right now, the target generates the haiku_loader_nbsd.ub successfully but fails because it doesn’t know how to generate MLO and u-boot. I have not figured out why it doesn’t know how to make targets MLO and u-boot. Hopefully, I’ll fix that up in a few days.