Add a file type for XAR archives
completed by: skycocker
mentors: Philippe Saint-Pierre, Jérôme Duval, mmu_man, Philippe Houdoin, Siarzhuk Zharski
The goal of this task is the addition of the filetype for XAR archives to the Haiku mime database. This is a coding task, for this task you will need to have a Haiku build environment setup, and be able to compile Haiku to test to see if your addition works. The patch should add a file src/data/beos_mime/application/x-xar. With the addition, Haiku should be able to recognize XAR archives whatever their names are.
- Install Haiku either on real hardware or in Virtual Machine (BTW, I can assist installing VirtualBox so it is obviously recommended by me);
- Take familiar with the problem you should fix;
- Get the Haiku source tree build it and find solution to fix the problem;
- After completing this task, please provide me with the patch implementing the addition.
Haiku Alpha A4.1 (required developer tools are included) http://www.haiku-os.org/get-haiku
Getting and building Haiku sources: http://www.haiku-os.org/guides/building
XAR wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xar_%28archiver%29