Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:31 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Back when it was becoming clear that the time of the BeOS had come and gone, enthusiasts immediately set up the OpenBeOS project, an attempt to recreate the Be operating system from scratch, using a MIT-like license. The project faced difficult odds, and numerous times progress seemed quite slow. Still, persistence pays off, and the first alpha release is drawing ever closer. We decided to take a look at where Haiku currently stands.
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As a casual BeOS programmer I actually find BeIDE's simplicity somehow refreshing in a "back to the roots kind of a way". It is an effective and flexible tool, but it needs a successor. Right no there is some community effort in replicating the BeIDE functionality with the project Paladin (listed on BeBits), but IDEs being such a personal preference there is *always* room for one more, especially if it can handle make/jam a bit (which BeIDE doesn't). I think CodeBlocks using the native Be API would be awesome. It seems just about the rigt mix of functionality.

As for Portable BeAPI .. It is a big project, but I as well think this may be Haiku's secret weapon! I am not one of those claiming BeAPI is the best, it definitely is not. It is however a very balanced, ingenious framework. Very basic overall so it can be used by a beginner (it is in fact one of the simplest C++ frameworks there is) but at the same time quite powerful.

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