Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2005 21:08 UTC
SkyOS Pixel, the image editor that works on just about every platform imaginable (not my TI-83 though, and where's that Zaurus port?), has been ported to SkyOS, and will be available in the next alpha of the beta or beta of the beta release of SkyOS v5 beta. You can view a screenshot here. This port was possible because of the recent port of the Freepascal compiler 2.0.0 to SkyOS.
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Alpha Beta
by klynch on Fri 28th Oct 2005 21:21 UTC
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Now is this an alpha release of Pixel, or a beta?

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RE: Alpha Beta
by somebody on Fri 28th Oct 2005 21:47 UTC in reply to "Alpha Beta"
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Alpha or Beta, that I don't know.

What I know is that I bought damn software (about a year ago) and it didn't work (or better said, if crashing is the way of working then one could say it worked as it should).

I didn't even received damn serial number for it. And what I noticed (on forum) was that I wasn't the only one. After that I just forgot that until now:) Well... who cares, $50 (or something like that I payed) just isn't worth bothering for a software that can't do 2 operations without crashing (at least in that time Linux version would deserve codename Katrina).

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RE[2]: Alpha Beta
by gamehack on Fri 28th Oct 2005 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Alpha Beta"
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Before I bought Pixel, I did take a look at the forums and wondered how this happened. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I bought it and had no problems so far. Received access to the members area after 24 hours. And Pavel has been very responsive and friendly. All the bugs which I've submitted were fixed.

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Every platform imaginable...
by Anonymous on Fri 28th Oct 2005 21:43 UTC
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Pixel works on Plan 9 and Inferno too?

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I'm surprised!
by Roguelazer on Fri 28th Oct 2005 21:50 UTC
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I remember a SkyOS forum post about how easy Pixel would be to port (only a couple of hours) once freepascal was ported. I'm surprised it took a few days! Nonetheless, this is a cool app and it's always nice when minority OSs get more apps.

[edit]Testing editing...[/edit]

Edited 2005-10-28 21:53

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RE: I'm surprised!
by Adam S on Fri 28th Oct 2005 22:28 UTC in reply to "I'm surprised!"
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I'm still perfecting it!

Edited 2005-10-28 22:42

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Screenshot
by Anonymous on Fri 28th Oct 2005 22:19 UTC
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It is kind of weird for me to see 2 german words in thsi all english desktop, now I wonder why.
Is this a partially translated version or just plain wrong?

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YAY!
by poundsmack on Sat 29th Oct 2005 01:24 UTC
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2005-07-13

i will repurchase the program jsut for this

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Port
by Brmbolec on Sat 29th Oct 2005 02:03 UTC
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2005-07-23

This port was not possible only because of compiler. That app is pretty well damn good written. That guy wrote his own GUI engine also...

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Language
by Anonymous on Sat 29th Oct 2005 06:16 UTC
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Go FPC! It's not just good for porting to multiple platforms, it can be used to WRITE platforms.

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SkyOS
by Rowan Lewis on Sat 29th Oct 2005 07:02 UTC
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2005-10-13

Nice, pitty about the SkyOS part *cough*

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Pixel
by jeanmarc on Sat 29th Oct 2005 08:41 UTC
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Nice application, it's nice to see how portable is it.
It would be great if it run into the native GUI though.

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RE: Pixel
by Anonymous on Sat 29th Oct 2005 09:16 UTC in reply to "Pixel"
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Native widgetset will of course drop the application portability and will introduce different behaviour on every new platform (including hundreds of bugs). As far I know it is planned for v2.0 but it wasn't decided yet.

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RE: Pixel
by oracle2025 on Sat 29th Oct 2005 16:35 UTC in reply to "Pixel"
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2005-07-11

> Nice application, it's nice to see how portable is it.
> It would be great if it run into the native GUI though.

These two statements contradict each other. I've created a multiplatform application with native GUI once. I'll do it never again, there is just no point.

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RE[2]: Pixel
by Andrew Youll on Sat 29th Oct 2005 17:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Pixel"
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Well there is a point, for fluidity of the user experience with the host OS, but for single person projects / development this is not always possible, as it adds complications to the mix.

But the point is Users prefer to have an application that blends in and works in a similar fashion to the OS that it is running in, opposed to sticking out like a saw thumb.

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Pixel, great application
by Tanner on Sat 29th Oct 2005 12:39 UTC
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Really a nice application!
Nice to see it ported also in BeOS!

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Nokia 770
by Anonymous on Sat 29th Oct 2005 13:20 UTC
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I wonder if they will also port it to Nokia 770. Might get some nice press for that.

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RE: Nokia 770
by Anonymous on Sat 29th Oct 2005 13:42 UTC in reply to "Nokia 770"
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There's no they, there's only one person doing this. If that Nokia 770 runs Linux and it is an ARM processor it is of course possible.

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RE[2]: Nokia 770
by Anonymous on Sun 30th Oct 2005 17:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Nokia 770"
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It's running linux and is ARM based, so it should not be that big of a thing to do. More information on www.maemo.org.

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