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  • IsComputerOn - GSoC Interview: Johannes Wischert.
    port and it s also possible to connect qemu with gdb to observe Haiku while running This may also work with the real hardware via the JTAG interface but I didn t have a look at that yet First I have to build a minimal kernel that only contains the most essential methods to which all others are added piece by piece Currently I have just assembled this stubbed kernel without functionality from parts of the m68k port and will now fill it slowly with working code After that I can begin to test everything in qemu For that I still have to build the U Boot loader however This shouldn t be too hard though thanks to the U Boot API After the kernel itself boots up I ll continue with the necessary driver support HG Provided you achieve all the goals for your GSoC how much work is still needed to have Haiku run identical on ARM as on x86 Johannes Wischert Most of the software should be easily portable SSE for example is mostly used in external software like ffmpeg and there are already ports for that At least on the Beagleboard endianess isn t a problem as ARM is running little endian there I m not sure about the situation with other board ARM processors are available as little and big endian HG So would an end user be happy with an ARM netbook say by the end of next year Johannes Wischert The main things missing for a real Haiku is the graphics driver which should be quite easily ported from Linux though without 3D as that s still closed source as far as I know and the driver for the USB controller which also shouldn t take to long Netbooks probably need some more special hardware drivers According to the manufacturer the Touch Book is supposed to be closely designed after the Beagleboard and should therefore be relatively easy to support Depending how much time my studies leave me Haiku on an ARM netbook may even be possible by the end of this year But don t nail me down to this I will definitely get an ARM netbook sooner or later HG Do you think some components like Tracker or the MediaKit may be too resource hungry to run on ARM Johannes Wischert I don t think Tracker or MediaKit are too much for an ARM processor It s running with 600mhz on the Beagleboard and Linux is able to playback fullscreen videos on it without problems Admittedly they do use the built in DSP but I expect Haiku to do that too sooner or later Writing hardware drivers is a big part toward a complete port of Haiku Here the Beagleboard has the advantage that most of the peripheral devices are connected via USB You only need a driver for the controller to use all Haiku supported hardware HG How did you come up with an ARM port as GSoC project Johannes

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1110-gsoc-interview-johannes-wischert (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - GSoC Interviews Continues.
    us an interview with GSoC student JiSheng Zhang who applied to work on improving Haiku s PCI functionality BeGroovy publishes its second interview with student Henri Vettenranta I m sorry I can t at the moment give you more information on this but for some dumbass reason BeGroovy s blocked here at work Head over and read them both enjoy More interviews are coming down the pipe Who s Online

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1109-gsoc-interviews-continues (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - GSoC Interview: Maxime Simon.
    to understanding and using widespread compilers ICO How did you find out about GSoC and when were you first interested in participating Maxime I first heard of the GSoC last year when a friend and I were speaking of Summer jobs I was interested but I thought my coding level wasn t high enough to be accepted This year I haven t missed my chance ICO When did you learn about Haiku Had you any previous experience with BeOS or Zeta Maxime Since the start of my tiny computing experience I was very interested in alternative systems As a great lambda user average Joe in French I began with a Windows 98 but rapidly I installed Linux During this time I documented myself on the other alternatives When the virtualization arrived I was randy at least I could test each of these systems Today my computer is running on Mac OSX and I virtualize enormously ICO Are you running Haiku only in a VM or are you planning on running it natively Maxime Currently I am running Haiku only in a VM but I am planning to running it using an USB stick as soon as I find it I wish I could boot Haiku natively on this computer ICO What convinced you that Haiku is a project worth working on Maxime As I said I like alternative systems and I found in Haiku a really refreshing system The second point is that I didn t want to work for a big organization such as Gnome or VLC They are both great organizations but I wanted something different something not related to Linux as much as possible ICO Your project integrating WebKit in a Haiku native browser is probably the most exciting one for me what made you choose it Maxime I think other projects such as CIFS client Implementation are truly important but for the end user the first thing they would see is the environment and a native browser is part of it I also think WebKit is at the moment the best HTML rendering engine And it would be a shame if Haiku didn t support it The second part of this project developing a native browser is in my humble opinion an important point for Haiku I know there is an existing port of Firefox named BeZilla but I feel it s like an elephant on the ice but it is a tremendous port in fact ICO How is the work coming along and how important is Ryan s experience in this field to it Maxime For the GSoC the start of coding is on May 24 but I think we will begin earlier because it s a huge project The first thing to do will be to update the existing port of WebKit that Ryan made two years ago Ryan s experience will be very useful at this point He has already a big knowledge of porting WebKit In the second part of the project

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1108-gsoc-interview-maxime-simon (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - GSoC Interview Series Take Off.
    news sites including ICO will host a series of interviews with Google of Summer Code students who applied for projects with Haiku both accepted and not To kick off the series the venerable site BeGroovy is hosting an interview with Smita Vijayakumar a student who applied to implement IPv6 on Haiku but unfortunately didn t make the list Head over and enjoy the read Who s Online We have 8

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1107-gsoc-interview-series-take-off (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - Haiku Gets 6 GSoC Students.
    architecture Student Johannes Wischert Mentor Francois Revol Update DriveSetup Disk Device Student Bryce Groff Mentor Ingo Weinhold Integrate WebKit in Haiku native browser Student Maxime Simon Mentor Ryan Leavengood Implementing ZeroConf support for Haiku with mDNSResponder Student jie ma Mentor Axel Dörfler All projects with great importance for Haiku but I must say the one that makes my mouth water is the WebKit in native browser project with no disrespect

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1106-haiku-gets-6-gsoc-students (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - Gnash on Haiku
    a handful of libraries To be able to enjoy it the following is required You need to have OpenSSL optional package installed a Haiku hybrid or Haiku gcc4 build and BeZilla gcc4 The developer is still working on the port and would like to get bug reports And please have in mind that both on Haiku and Linux Gnash fails to load a vast amount of youtube videos Two screenshots

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1105-gnash-on-haiku (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - Haiku in GSoC 2009!
    visibility terms but in having some projects work finished or moved forward which is always needed We have to thank Matt Madia this year for taking the main admin role in Haiku s pitch to GSoC P S Speaking of Matt he let me know that Werner Freytag released all of his projects sources and they are being hosted over at OSDrawer while being re licensed under the MIT thus

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1104-haiku-in-gsoc-2009 (2016-04-27)
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  • IsComputerOn - More Info on Haiku's Wireless Stack Work.
    ISO transfers Unfortunately he had to keep rebooting his Eee to test the drivers because he had no Internet access from Haiku Where he was staying he only had WiFi access He finally got tired of it and decided to get some work done on the wireless stack He got some older work on it and went to work And along with some happy timings from OSDrawer he decided to host it there Here s some more of what he wrote about his method for the project The approach I m taking with this is that the source tree OSDrawer is a 3rd party plugin for the Haiku tree with an own compat directory with the required changes to the freebsd compat layer so we can play a little without disturbing the Haiku lib too much Besides that my first target is to have it as an extension of the fbsd compat layer so the wireless driver binaries will probably be a bit bigger at first This is just to get something running and get some familiarity with the codebase Once we ve proven the port works we can start designing the proper Haiku layer and plug it in there

    Original URL path: https://www.iscomputeron.com/index.php/1103-more-info-on-haikus-wireless-stack-work (2016-04-27)
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