Hello, my name is Alex Wilson, I'm in my first year of computer sciences at Grant Macewan university in Edmonton, Canada, although I've been programming for a while now. I've been hanging around Haiku for a a little while and I'd love to do GSoC with Haiku! I would like to work on the Layout API, specifically getting it ready to be public. The sub-tasks I would like to work on over the summer are: *making the layout api FBC safe (5524) *integrate Layout Archiving (5525) *producing Doxygen documentation for the Layout API *continuing the "Laying it All out" series of articles (http://www.haiku-os.org/documents/dev/laying_it_all_out_part_1) *modifying Haiku's builtin applications *and squashing bugs along the way If I have time, I also would like to implement another Layout manager that I think would be pretty cool, but I have a feeling modifying all the built-ins will take up most of the time. I have already familiarized myself fairly well with I feel that taking the Layout API public is very important, as this will really increase the ease of creating third party applications for Haiku. Haiku has alot of awesome features, but when I first looked into an application (DeskCalc, specifically) all the manual layout was very dismaying. I think that third party apps are really important to the success of an OS, and the easier they are to create, the better.