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Scott McCreary (scottmc) will pick up this month's Thank You Award. Already previously included in past polls, he narrowly missed winning a couple of times and is well deserving of the prize! There wasn't enough nominee input (except for unanimous support for Scott) to hold a poll, so Scott was selected. The list of contributors to Haiku is pretty small, and we've awarded a fair number of prizes already :)
I'm pleased to announced a developer applied for our Gallium Bounty. Adrian Marius Popa (mariuz) is a Linux programmer/system admin/open source advocate & developer who was inspired by Krzysztof Smiechowicz's recent completion of the Gallium Bounty on AROS - thereby believing the same can be done for Haiku (incidentaly, double as much money is available for this bounty, but we encourage additional contributions). Adrian develops for Ubuntu, and is on his way to becoming a full MOTU. You can read more about him here.
Regular game contributor/porter Michael Oliviera reports that Urias McCullough has fixed a bug in SDL/OpenGL for Haiku that prevented 3D games from rendering properly. Michael plans to integrate these fixes into Senryu (a Haiku distro which frees the user of any unnecessary complexities, by including the most commonly used default libraries, a GUI package manager, and a good set of default applications and tweaked settings). Michael shows a couple games now running under Senryu (i.e Dream Chess & BallSmacker):
With the Wifi Encryption bounty coming due soon (the required funds have been raised), it's interesting to see the following after the results of the 'Future Haiku Features' survey.
The top two requested features for Haiku R1 are:
#1 - Wifi + WPA, WPA2 Encryption
#2 - Wifi userland tools - ifconfig integration