I have not given any news from the Google Code-In for some time. It ends this week, and students have completed more than 400 tasks for Haiku. While this includes a lot of simple tasks (the simplest "getting started" ones involved just booting Haiku and running StyledEdit), it means the students at least got to see what Haiku is. We have a more complete set of recipes in haikuporter waiting to be packaged.
Hello there, welcome to the first contract report for 2015!
This report summarizes changes done since 19 of december as I was a bit away from keyboard for the winter break. But I'm back for another year of Haiku coding!
Work continues on putting Haiku in shape for the R1 release. This week I worked mostly on UI fixes to make our apps look a bit better.
Since the last time, I've put a bit more work into improving the expression evaluator that was started as part of the sprint. Since some of its new capabilities are likely to be useful to others, and might not necessarily be obvious from simply reading the commit list, I thought I'd elaborate on them a bit here.
With the fixes done this week, we now have less than 2500 open tickets left before R1. I had crossed this bar last week already, but not for long as new tickets sometimes come faster than we can close old ones. I think now we are under that bar in a more durable way.
So, this week marks the start of the Google Code-In contest. I've spent some of my time preparing some tasks for it as well as reviewing the work from students. Our IRC channel is incredibly busy, and there have been 110 tasks completed by 65 students already. You can currently watch the leaderboard here for unofficial stats: http://ematirov.tk/org/haiku/
Work continue this week with a lot of long overdue UI enhancements. Not very technical work there, but finally closing all those tickets allows us to more easily find the important ones in the bugtracker. These changes also make Haiku more polished and easier to use, which is one of the project goals, after all.