Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Oct 2005 20:23 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Donn Cave has updated his port of Python to BeOS, as well as the Bethon BeOS API interface library. This brings BeOS up to date with other platforms with regards to Python, and merges some independent patchsets into Bethon. Both are for R5.03, meaning that pretty much any BeOS system out there can use them.
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v No need
by Anonymous on Sun 9th Oct 2005 21:09 UTC
RE: No need
by fye. on Sun 9th Oct 2005 21:41 UTC in reply to "No need"
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2005-08-23

Probably more needed than this post of yours. Donn Cave, I'm afraid you'll have to discontinue your work on Python for BeOS, as Mr. Anonymous feels there is no need for it.

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RE[2]: No need
by Anonymous on Mon 10th Oct 2005 06:47 UTC in reply to "No need"
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It's needed alright.
I don't use it for programming, but there are a few BeOS apps that need Python.
The one I use is the BitTorrent client for BeOS (Doesn't run without Python)

'BE the difference that makes a difference' - JEWEL

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API bindings
by Ronald Vos on Mon 10th Oct 2005 00:48 UTC
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I believe Bethon makes Python the third language after C and C++ that has API bindings, correct?

IMHO it's direly needed, and Haiku can offer a lot of improvement here. Being forced to program in C is no fun for a fun platform ;)

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RE: API bindings
by plfiorini on Mon 10th Oct 2005 07:12 UTC in reply to "API bindings"
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2005-06-30

nobody ever developed BeOS applications in C...

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thanks Donn Cave!
by Anonymous on Mon 10th Oct 2005 04:15 UTC
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i haven't used BeOS for some time ...by the way, I never *really* did. but i have a policy to make my programs run on linux, windows, mac and beOS. mac and windows being optional

I was using python .2, until now ;)

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No PowerPC
by Anonymous on Mon 10th Oct 2005 06:25 UTC
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Not avaible for PowerPC...

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RE: API bindings
by Anonymous on Mon 10th Oct 2005 07:41 UTC
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nobody ever developed BeOS applications in C...

Well, not GUI apps, but for smaller utilities C is ok - almost all of the StorageKit class functionality has C counterparts. And there is drivers, of course...

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DogTail like system for BeOS/Zeta/Haiku ?
by Anonymous on Mon 10th Oct 2005 09:49 UTC
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It is great news...
hope sometimes in future apps like DogTail get developed for BeOS also...

http://people.redhat.com/zcerza/dogtail/index.html

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Very cool
by Emerson on Mon 10th Oct 2005 12:39 UTC
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2005-09-19

That's really nice to hear. I was a BeOS user back in the day, and Zeta along with Haiku nearly lured me back. As much as I don't think that's going to happen for a very long while, it's still nice to watch things improve there one step at a time.

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RE: Very cool
by agentj on Mon 10th Oct 2005 14:34 UTC in reply to "Very cool"
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2005-08-19

I used to use BeOS, too. I'm considering switching back to BeOS, again. There's one little problem: it doesn't detect PCI & CDROM on my laptop ;)

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http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~bevhome/donpachi-06.gif
Donn , Cave, and a Be(e) ;)


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This is excellent news!
by Tuishimi on Mon 10th Oct 2005 17:02 UTC
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2005-07-06

Up until recently I used BeOS regularly. And my language of choice was python to do my development and web stuff...

What stopped me from using BeOS was that I needed better wireless support and tunneling (pptp) capabilities for work. Oh well. Maybe when Haiku comes out!!!! ;) Very exciting!

I would switch back to BeOS from Mac OS X for those things!

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Time to start again
by Tanner on Mon 10th Oct 2005 17:11 UTC
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2005-07-06

I think its the time, for alternative OS enthusiast, to restart trying, discovering and using this BeAutiful OS.
A lot is happening behind the scenes... Maybe BeOS/Haiku/Zeta has much more software and usable features than what you ever imagined.

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