My name is Andre Garzia and I live in Brazil. I am one of the summer of code students that will be working with Haiku. My project is the Network Preferences Application. I do most of my work on macs, most of my work is related to custom servers or web apps. I have a hobby which is to collect operating systems and machines and network them all. Right now I have couple macs (both classic and mac os x), linux, solaris, zeta, haiku, windows mobile, newtons and a magic cap machine, all networked, so I’ve felt the pain and joy of configuring different kinds of machines with different needs. For most users DHCP is the way to go and they will never ever need to see the network preferences application, some power users will want the application to offer every possible feature, so my work for Haiku sums up to: “How to create a network preferences application that is at the same time, easy to use and consistent to the overall Haiku end-user experience and yet offers all the features an advanced user might expect?”. I hope people here will help me find this answer and that by the end of the summer, we have a network preferences application that we can all be proud of.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/soapdog/2007-04-29_getting_started/