First of all, Haikuware has opened up for the community to contribute to Haiku with donations. Bounties might be a great way to get the drivers you need for your hardware or in other ways to get Haiku more completed. Show your support towards Haiku and individual developers by contributing to a specific bounty from a list with possible projects. The AHCI and SATA driver bounty has more or less reached a US $ 1000, so lets hope that a developer steps up and completes a driver!

Update: Karl wrote to let us know that the bounties' total is now over three thousand dollars! And also, the Webkit Port now has a volunteer in Ryan Leavengood. Now that would be huge, native browser using the webkit.

Łukasz Zemczak has posted a progress update on his GSOC project, PackageInstall. The graphical user interface of the installer has been implemented with font sensitivity in mind. The project has been progressing nicely, and the developer is about to start testing the package installer on various different packages, whether attributes are inflated and added as they should and all the similar. After that Łukasz will clean up the code a bit, and implement the last missing features. The PackageInstall will hopefully soon be ready for public testing.

Łukasz also has an idea of creating a simple PackageUninstaller, and has drawn a simple concept sketch and started implementing the user interface. It is quite similar to the one that was included in ZETA.

The two coding monkeys Axel and Ingo have joined forces in getting PXE and remote disk completed. They have been submitting several checkins to the source tree the last couple of nights. The results are that PXE boot is now fully working and they have managed a more than two hours uptime of a system booted and running over network. Some stuff is still lacking, as they have not managed to get it down by fully building Pe, downloading, unzipping, and playing with various stuff. And as they wrote in one of their submit comments: "Someone should finally fix all those app server drawing bugs, though (hint, hint! ;-))..".

Addio Il tuo Sistema! It's sad to report that Giuseppe has stopped his popular Italian BeOS/Haiku blog Il Tuo Sistema. Through the years he has had 237748 visitors. The site will remain online so that readers can access it's archives. But rumors tell that Giuseppe is working hard on a new site that will be ready soon... .