[haiku-development] Re: GSoC proposal

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 09:28:40 +0200

On 2010-04-07 at 00:20:28 [+0200], Alex W <yourpalal2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello, my name is Alex Wilson,

Welcome, Alex, and thanks for your interest in a Haiku GSoC project!

> *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

As Adrien already wrote, the documentation tasks cannot be made core tasks of 
the project -- though I think some documenting as part of the project is 
definitely OK. The FBC safety shouldn't be much work (mainly adding some 
virtual slots and data padding where possible and maybe precautionarily 
overriding a few virtuals). The archiving is a bit of work, but I wouldn't 
allot more than one or two weeks to complete it. This would leave the work on 
Haiku applications as the main part of the project. This definitely needs to 
be refined -- like including what apps that would be and a rough idea what 
has to be done for each of them.

Another small task would be to derive BLayout from BLayoutItem to allow 
nesting of layouts without needing to create BViews for merely organizational 

CU, Ingo

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