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[2]: Some mistakes.
by koki on Mon 14th Jun 2010 19:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Some mistakes."
koki
Member since:
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."
cb88 Member since:
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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RE[4]: Some mistakes.
by Parry Hotter on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Some mistakes."
Parry Hotter Member since:
2007-07-20

Use a non-profit's donated funds to work on proprietary software for a commercial company? Even if you could sell that idea to the community, it doesn't really seem worth the effort for a one-off binary release.

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RE[4]: Some mistakes.
by koki on Tue 15th Jun 2010 00:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Some mistakes."
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

Yes, I know who the developers were (four, if my memory does not fail), but it's up to them whether they want to come forward or not. You could always ask on one of the Haiku mailing lists.

BTW, there was no money involved whatsoever; the agreement was that the devs would do the work for free and Gobe would release the GP3 binary for Haiku gratis.

I have no idea on the state of the code; that would be another question for the devs, which they may not be able to answer as they were unders NDAs.

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