GSoC: Improve and Extend Media Player

Blog post by engleek on Wed, 2010-04-28 19:24

As an operating system with a short boot time and a small footprint, Haiku is looking very interesting for the general public.

With WebPositive well on it's way to becomming a great browser, users will want a great media experience to go with it.

I propose to work on Media Player and the Media Kit, in order to improve it with new functionalities: DVD playback, streaming support, tray icon controls...

GSoC proposal : "Creating Services Kit core elements"

Blog post by Shisui on Wed, 2010-04-28 17:03
Haiku is currently missing a subsystem allowing application to be connected to Web 2.0, although this is becoming important relatively to the interaction between users and "the world" through the Internet. The development of the Services Kit would permits to Haiku applications to access various web services, such as micro-blogging (twitter, ...), pasting services (pastebin, pastie, ...), social networks (, ...).

GSoC: IPv6 implementation for Haiku

Blog post by kfx on Wed, 2010-04-28 08:17

With the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses that is expected to happen soon, the next Internet protocol version IPv6 has become more important than ever. All major desktop operating systems (Windows, Mac OS, Linux) already have IPv6 support. The main objective of this Summer of Code project is to create an IPv6 implementation in Haiku kernel. This work will allow user-space application developers to add IPv6 support to their programs, and Haiku users to have IPv6 connectivity to the Internet or other networks.

The full proposal follows.

GSoC: x86_64 Port

Blog post by nmentley on Wed, 2010-04-28 03:51

Currently Haiku is stuck in the 32bit world. This is fine for the initial BeOS R5 compatible release, but this is extremely limiting for future releases. It's a reasonable goal for Haiku to have a mature 64bit x86 port by the time the R2 release comes out. However ports don't become mature overnight. If full time work is put into porting haiku to the x86_64 platform this summer it'll be feasible to finish the port in a reasonable time to have it throughly tested and ready for the R2 release.

My project for the GSoC is to start the Haiku x86_64 port by completely porting the kernel and modifying the bootloader to load a x86_64 haiku kernel.

Taking the Haiku Layout API Public

Blog post by yourpalal on Wed, 2010-04-28 03:22

Project Outline

My GSoC project revolves around polishing and preparing Haiku's Layout API for public consumption. Currently, this is only supposed to be used in Haiku's included applications, so third party applications must manually position and resize all their GUI elements, which can be really tedious and inflexible. I will also be modifying some Haiku-provided applications to use the Layout API, which will help me find bugs and help with Haiku's ongoing localization.

My GSOC Application: Implement ext2/3 Read and Write Support for Haiku

Blog post by jvff on Wed, 2010-04-28 01:04

Haiku currently has ext2 read-only support. My project is to extend the code to allow for full ext3 support. The code will be MIT licensed and will be object-oriented (inspired by Haiku's BFS implementation), allowing for easy understanding, learning and maintainability.

The full Google Summer of Code application follows:

Haiku file system drivers for any Linux supported file system

Blog post by lucian on Wed, 2010-04-28 00:00

Haiku has great support for its own file system, but most others are only available read-only or not accessible. Providing reliable read-write support to one such file system is a complex task, and needs to be repeated for each type of file system.

Linux contains state of the art, full featured implementations for a large number of file systems.

lkl-haiku-fsd is a generic driver based on the Linux kernel library (LKL), reusing Linux' optimized and debugged file system implementations.

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