[GSoC 2017] Porting Swift to Haiku - Week #1 / #2

Hello everyone!

Last week I introduced myself and my GSoC project on porting Swift to Haiku, which can be found here in case if you missed it. The bonding period so far involved a mix of initial communication with my mentors jua_ and korli (Thanks for merging my HaikuPorter recipes!) alongside receiving assistance from other haiku-devs, notably PulkoMandy and waddlesplash. In addition, I mostly spent the week researching the swift front-end driver internals [1] by reading its documentation, patching more script files used for building swift and meeting several other GSoC students on IRC/mailing lists; and I wish them good luck with their projects. Shortly afterwards, I’ve made contact with the swift-dev mailing list about this project and asked about adding 32 bit support and both ideas are acceptable with the swift community [2]. But until the x86_64 port has a functioning toolchain, x86 support will be considered later.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.haiku-os.org/blog/return0e/2017-05-22_gsoc_2017_porting_swift_to_haiku_-_week_1_2/