My name is Ayush. I am a fellow GSOC aspirant. I have gone through the
project list at https://www.haiku-os.org/community/gsoc/2017/ideas and
found ideas that intrigued me, namely, the idea of "Extending and
improving the Services Kit network backend" and the idea of "TCP
optimization and finetuning".
I was able to successfully cross-compile and build Haiku from ubuntu 14.04.
The built image successfully ran on Oracle Virtualbox.
I have always found network programming to be very fascinating. I have
worked on university projects which involved programming purely in C using
UNIX sockets on topics such as FTP utility integration with Nautilus and a
distributed framework based on the model of Zookeeper.
When asked for help on the IRC chat, I was warmly guided to look for
https://www.haiku-os.org/community/gsoc/2017/students. I have also started
to devote my time looking at the developer's documentation at
I am looking forward to contributing to the community.