I am new to Haiku OS development and I want to contribute to it in GSOC 2019. I want to work on modular edit text. The idea is as follows:
The current solution for text editing in Haiku is the BTextView. It is a rather simple view providing basic text editing features and limited styling. This is, however, not powerful enough for most serious uses. The goal of this project is to design a complete replacement for BTexView, which should be designed to cover more use cases.
The existing work done is in Haiku Depot as mentioned below:
“The HaikuDepot application includes preliminary work on a rich text view, which it uses to provide the description of packages. This could be used as a starting point for this work.”
So to get started I want to know how to compile and run HaikuDepot and see how rich text view is implemented in HaikuDepot.