I just wanted to chime in and point out that Stippi is a old contributor, who has contributed for over 12 years or so if I am not wrong. He is the one who wrote most of the code of app_server. He was also the developer responsible for Haiku's icon creation tool, Icon-O-Matic, and integrating Haiku's own format of scalable vector graphics. A freshmen year student will take time to get a hang of API's, text rendering, etc.
I did complete my task which was mentioned in the proposal for the community bond period and the first month of coding during GSoC. Well, for now I am involved with some other research.
I will try to complete this project in my winter break.