Good day to you all,
What’s going on here?:
As the fall approaches, I’m realizing how busy I’m going to be during this year, and thus, believe I must take a break from the Haiku community to focus on what I must accomplish. This is difficult for me to do, as I know Haiku is in great need of developers who are willing to take a chance and dig into the “core of Haiku”, in addition to knowing how and where to find critical resources & documentation to develop certain portions of Haiku.
Who am I?:
I discovered Haiku by chance around 5 years ago (in between Alpha 4.1 and R1/Beta 1), when I stumbled upon a list of hobbyist operating systems over at https://www.osdev.org (Which is actually down at the moment…). I was surprised to find such a unique project with a simple, unique design.
I’ve looked through all sorts of Haiku code both in userland and kernelland, and other projects too! Despite having this experience, focusing on a single project was always difficult for me, and I would swerve between ALL sorts of projects…
What was Haiku like 5 years ago?:
At the time I joined, Haiku was still transitioning to new web infrastructure and adapting to package management:
- HaikuPorts was still in its infancy (package builds for HaikuPorts had to be triggered manually… )
- Patches had to be submitted through the Haiku bug tracker (No Gerrit, https://review.haiku-os.org didn’t exist)
- The Haiku website was very difficult to edit for non-core developers (it was still WordPress-based?)
- We were still using Drupal…(No Discourse, https://discuss.haiku-os.org didn’t exist…)
- I could go on and on…
What does this mean going forward?:
I’m not going be touching any Haiku code for a while, though I still might check in every so often. You can tag me of course (both here, and on GitHub), though I can’t guarantee I’ll respond. I don’t know when I’ll be back, it may be very soon or a few years depending…I hope it won’t be too long!
Feel free to check this out:
I have a BUNCH of code that’s unfinished or just sort of interesting to look at, so you can take a peek here if you would like: https://www.github.com/CodeforEvolution
I also have some leftover Gerrit work:
My biggest WIP project would be my work on updating Godot 3.2, you can find more info here: https://github.com/godotengine/godot-haiku-platform/issues/1#issuecomment-685266804
With that, I wish you all well! May we meet again soon in another time and place…
Wishing you all the best,