Linked by AndrewZ on Mon 14th Jun 2010 13:40 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Andrew Hudson, whose recent article on BFS over at ARSTechnica intrigued us, shares with us some thoughts on the state of apps on Haiku. It turns out there are several repositories with a vast array of applications ready-to-go for your new Haiku install.
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RE: Some mistakes.
by AndrewZ on Mon 14th Jun 2010 16:12 UTC in reply to "Some mistakes."
AndrewZ
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2005-11-15

Xeon, HaikuTwitter is an awesome app but I could not get it running on Alpha 2 after several tries. There are actually 2 versions of HaikuTwitter. Some people will want to try the Beta version which runs with extra libs.

Caya is in rapid development but is listed as pre-Alpha release. But please download and try them both out with the understanding that there may be issues.

Also, BeCalc has no executable yet. It was just released as open source last week.

Re: GOBEProductive - Do I have a quote? No. Have I spoken with GOBE Software and a Sr. Haiku developer? Yes. GP is not open sourced but there is a possibility of a Haiku port. I'm hoping this will inspire some positive discussion and a new efforts here.

Thanks for your patience!

Edited 2010-06-14 16:18 UTC

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RE[2]: Some mistakes.
by koki on Mon 14th Jun 2010 19:26 in reply to "RE: Some mistakes."
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2005-10-17

Re: GOBEProductive - Do I have a quote? No. Have I spoken with GOBE Software and a Sr. Haiku developer? Yes. GP is not open sourced but there is a possibility of a Haiku port. I'm hoping this will inspire some positive discussion and a new efforts here.


In May 2008, when I was still heavily involved with the Haiku project, I had discussions with Bruce Hammond of Gobe Software that lead to a concrete offer from him to give Haiku developers the opportunity to work on a Haiku port of Gobe Productive 3; in exchange for the development work, Bruce committed to make the resulting Haiku binaries available for free.

In response to Bruce's generous offer, several Haiku developers of stature volunteered to work on the port, and they were given access to the code, but for some reason the project never went anywhere. It is kind of disappointing that nothing has materialized after more than two years, but maybe there is still hope.

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RE[3]: Some mistakes.
by cb88 on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Some mistakes."
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2009-04-23

Do you not know who these developers were? IMO a gobe port would be as important as a native browser. Meaning haiku inc funding would come into play assuming an interested developer who can handle the job is avaiable.

Another unknown is the state of the code... would it be hard to get the port working again? I have to say though Gobe v3 looks very Beish even on windows...

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