[haiku-development] Re: Google Code-In task ideas

  • From: Matt Madia <mattmadia@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 10:14:37 +0000

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 09:22, "Jürgen Wall" <x-otic@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Make a step by step walktrough of steps to start developing for HAIKU.
>> From svn checkout to locating a task, how to make changes to the code
>> and rebuild HAIKU and test your changes. Maybe do this with a real
>> system running HAIKU vs running HAIKU inside Virtualbox.
>> Then while performing the steps make a video while doing so.
>> (Effectively splitting "make a video" up in parts.)
> That's what I was looking for in vain when I got in touch with Haiku for the 
> first time. I believe it to be extremely helpful for interested developers 
> coming from the Windows world to have a hands-on step-by-step introduction. 
> Making success experiences easier to achieve and with less frustration could 
> make the potential devs feel more comfortable with Haiku development and 
> prevent them from throwing in the towel. In my opinion an additional part of 
> the mentioned walthrough should be debugging along with hints on where and 
> how to find relevant logfiles.

These documents could help to serve as a starting point:
 * http://dev.haiku-os.org/browser/haiku/trunk/ReadMe
 * http://dev.haiku-os.org/browser/haiku/trunk/ReadMe.IntroductionToHaiku

The ReadMe.IntroductionToHaiku was a quick brain dump and is missing a
good deal. Additions are appreciated.


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