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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A topic near & dear...
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 15th Jun 2010 01:41 UTC
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2005-07-06

...as most of my Haiku testing so far has been a process of mounting BeOS partition and going through the apps folder to see what works.

One pressing question, though: no SoundPlay?!?!?

A few others I would add to the list:

- HandBrake - similar situation as VLC, I believe - it runs, but only an older version is available).
- ftp_fs - NetPenguin is nice (speaking as an old-time "Fetch" fan), but it's showing its age.
- im_kit - probably the most interesting approach to a multi-protocol IM client on any OS.
- Dockbert - I'm sure there are many people clamoring to see it on Haiku... okay, probably just me.

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RE: A topic near & dear...
by Meanwhile on Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:43 in reply to "A topic near & dear..."
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2005-09-03

There's an old version of SoundPlay (4.7.2) that works (and can be found on BeShare).

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RE: A topic near & dear...
by Xeon3D on Wed 16th Jun 2010 23:59 in reply to "A topic near & dear..."
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2005-07-08

imkit is dead and is being resurrected as Caya (which is as interesting as any other multi-protocol client on any OS but not working as good).

Also, I haven't ever heard of someone even referring to ftp_fs. NetPenguin works perfectly for me.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

imkit is dead and is being resurrected as Caya


Thanks. I hadn't heard the name "Caya" before, didn't realize it was the continuation of the im_kit.

(which is as interesting as any other multi-protocol client on any OS but not working as good).


IMO, the interesting thing about about im_kit/Caya isn't the fact that it's a multi-protocol IM client (yes, those are a dime-a-dozen) - but the way it's implemented. Specifically, the way that makes full use of Haiku's unique/interesting features.

Also, I haven't ever heard of someone even referring to ftp_fs.


It was fairly well-known within the Haiku/BeOS community when it was still in active development (admittedly that hasn't been the case since 2006 or thereabouts).

NetPenguin works perfectly for me.


Don't get me wrong, NetPenguin is probably my sentimental favourite FTP client. But the lack of a queue can be a problem when transferring a large number of files - E.g. if you're uploading a complex web-based application. If one file fails to transfer, then you have to start the whole transfer over again (as opposed to just re-queuing the files that failed to transfer).

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