Barrett, who's been working on his Media Kit development contract, has posted his third and fourth weekly reports on his progress over at the Haiku website, and progress is being made indeed. On his latest report, he writes he decided to take a break from the streaming work and focus on different issues (always good to take a breaker when you're only focusing on one thing for a while), such as fixing media_kit problems, crashes on applications like Cortex and XRS and other tidbits.
Of note, he contacted Haiku and proposed his contract be extended by another 240 hours, which would be nice indeed. He's now waiting for the decision but don't forget, you play a part in this as well! Head over to Haiku's donation page and contribute to the project, helping fund it and contracts such as this. Good work from Dario, I'm definitely looking forward to his next update.