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Google Code-in Ideas

This is a brainstorm page for the Google Code-In.

Developers, translators and documenters: feel free to add ideas for tasks below. Add an indication of the difficulty (easy-medium-hard).

1. Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code

Resolve any open Haiku trac ticket numbered under 3999 hard C/C++
Resolve any open Haiku trac ticket numbered 4000-7000 varies C/C++
Add support for bazaar repositories to HaikuPorter (http://ports.haiku-files.org/ticket/403) medium Python
Add support for using .xz source code to HaikuPorter (http://ports.haiku-files.org/ticket/408) medium Python
Add native Haiku midi support to the SDL_Mixer port (http://ports.haiku-files.org/ticket/365) hard C
Add Haiku native GUI to the cmake port, (http://ports.haiku-files.org/ticket/236) hard C
Bluetooth Stack/UI Improvements (http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc8wsckv_6d8qdzbfz) medium C/C++

2. Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents

Verify if all the steps mentioned in the "Welcome to Haiku" document are accurate, and suggest improvements. easy
Write an article for Haiku web site on how to use HaikuPorter medium
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for Mail, including screenshots easy
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for ShowImage, including screenshots easy
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for MediaPlayer, including screenshots easy
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for MidiPlayer, including screenshots easy
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for PackageInstaller, including screenshots easy
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for SoundRecorder, including screenshots easy
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for TV, including screenshots, (may require video capture card) easy
Update the Haiku User Manual pages for Web+, including screenshots easy

3. Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing

Present Haiku at a local Linux User Group or similar interested group. medium

4. Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality

Test all open trac tickets for ShowImage and indicate whether they are still valid. Add extra information. medium
Run the test suite for Perl and create a wiki tracking page similar to the one for Python (http://ports.haiku-files.org/wiki/PythonRegressionTests) easy
Run the test suite for libtool, autoconf and automake, and create a tracking page similar to the one for Python (http://ports.haiku-files.org/wiki/PythonRegressionTests) easy

5. Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions

Summarize past mailing list discussions on patch management issues. medium
Research the various virtualization programs and recommended settings to get Haiku to run on them. Installing Haiku to new and larger virtual-disk images, figure out which settings to use for which VM software and how to add the VMware add-ons, common issues and work-arounds medium

6. Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more

Make a video showing off queries (see #2119) medium
Make a video showing off Stack and Tile medium

7. Translation: Tasks related to localization

some translation tasks need to be filled in here...

8. User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

Check over the various apps included in Haiku, both with the fonts set to size 12 and set to size 18. Check the apps for text alignment report any issues you find. Keep a list of the apps that you checked over. easy
Check over the various apps include in Haiku, checking it with various languages set. Note any text alignment problems and report any issues you find. Keep a list of the apps that you checked over, and languages checked. easy
Create some mock-ups of a possible package manager for Haiku, research past mailing list discussion on the subject medium
Create some mock-ups of a possible wireless network preferences app (related to #5697) medium