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: A topic near & dear...
by Xeon3D on Wed 16th Jun 2010 23:59 UTC in reply to "A topic near & dear..."
Xeon3D
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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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RE[3]: A topic near & dear...
by mala2 on Thu 17th Jun 2010 09:18 in reply to "RE[2]: A topic near & dear..."
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2010-06-17



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.


Well, AFAICT from a user perspective caya is a pretty "normal" multi-protocol IM client. While it seems to reuse some of the IMkit's code, it is not resurrecting the IM kit approach - which I find really sad. Don't get me wrong! It's great that a modern IM client is developed at all, and as non-developing, non-paying user I really shouldn't complain. But for me the IM kit was the prime example of Be-ness.

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