Like all good things Google Code-In 2017 comes to an end, this year the program attracted over 3555 students in total for Google Code-In and out of those about ⅓ of the students claimed at least one task for Haiku, with 255 students completing at least one Haiku task. Haiku is also proud of its history of getting selected each year in Google’s Code-In. Just like the other 24 organizations, Haiku picked winners out of the 10 students who completed the most tasks for Haiku, finalists and grand prize winners were picked collectively by the diligent team of Haiku’s 20+ mentors.
After a two year break, the Haiku project is proud to be part of Google Summer of Code again. Over the summer, students will work on improving Haiku and related applications, with help from our mentor team. Google gives the students a stipend, which allows them to work full-time on the project without the need to find another job.
The goal of the program is to introduce students to the way open source projects work, and encourage them to become long term contributors.
What happens when you combine 337 students, 20+ mentors, and an endless volley of tasks? During the time from November 2016 to January 2017, 368 Haiku tasks were successfully completed. The seventh year of Google’s Code-In, and the seventh for Haiku as a mentoring organization was a grand success.
Students from all around the world aged 13-17 worked with the project mentors on improving Haiku during the 7 weeks of the contest.
The Haiku project is proud to be once again part of Google’s Code-In. Together with 16 other open source projects we’ll mentor students between 13 and 17 years of age through various large and small tasks. The aim is to introduce them to the work and community of open source projects, while benefitting ourselves from their work and energy, and maybe even by gaining future contributers.
If you know people in the right age bracket that might be interested, point them to Google’s Code-In site that has all the information.
Last week, Haiku, Inc. accepted a 120 hour contract for Dario Casalinuovo.
Over the course of a month, Dario will be working on streaming support, improving the media_server, and improving/integrating the BMediaClient.
You can read more about his contract proposal here. Keep an eye on his blog for updates on his progress.
To further support Dario’s contract, Dane of TuneTracker Systems has donated $500 USD.
Dario has expressed his willingness to work on other areas of Haiku in the future once he has improved the media_kit, which is the area he is currently most comfortable working with.
In 2010 Colin Günter finished his master thesis on Haiku’s WLAN stack. His work was supported by Haiku users with donations to Haikuware’s bounty program. After his move to New Zealand he didn’t find the time to prep the documents for publication. But now it’s finally done and available at a GitHub repo [Dead link as of December 2017].
Two documents (both mirrored at the Haiku website) should be interesting to developers curious about Haiku’s WLAN stack: The thesis Masterarbeit.
In February the roughly two months long Google Code-In (GCI) period came to an end. See the results of all participating organizations at the GCI site. As always, it’s been a strenuous time for students and mentors alike. Of course, it was a very productive one, too.
For the sixth time Google’s Code-In program attracts students of the ages 13 to 17 from all over the world to work with open source projects. Haiku is once again proud to take part and is one of 14 mentor organizations that will supply tasks and guidance. The tasks range from coding and documentation to quality assurance and research. Each task is relatively small and should be accomplished in 3 to 6 hours.
The Haiku, Inc. board of directors has the pleasure of announcing several new members to help support the project.
What is Haiku, Inc.?Haiku, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Haiku Project and the development of Haiku® (the "Software"). Haiku, Inc. does not have any technical decision making power within the Haiku project at large. The current board of directors: Axel Dörfler (axeld) Rene Gollent (DeadYak) Ryan Leavengood (leavengood) Urias McCullough (umccullough) Alexander von Gluck IV (kallisti5) Sadly, Bruno Albuquerque (BGA, Vice President) and Matthew Madia (mmadia, Secretary) have decided to step down from their positions on the board.
Development team of proprietary PVS-Studio C/C++ static analyzer presents their report on the source code of Haiku project in the article, which contains the review of the most suspicious code fragments they discovered.
While the Haiku developers are already using Coverity to identify some problems (mostly security related), PVS-Studio also detects code written in unusual ways or with possibly unexpected behavior. This means it can detect some functional issues, rather than just security problems.