Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th May 2013 14:22 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives This is one of those news items that's fun to write, fun to read, fun to comment on, and where no one will be able to say anything unkind. It's all just one big ball of awesome fluffiness. TuneTracker, the BeOS radio automation software, has just released something very special: TuneTracker System 5, the first version designed entirely and specifically for Haiku. In fact, it actually includes Haiku in the software package. Better yet, TuneTracker also unveiled several system-in-a-box products - which have Haiku and TuneTracker pre-installed.
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RE[4]: Comment by frood
by umccullough on Thu 9th May 2013 20:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by frood"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

It still had the base libs from the BeOS runtime implemented on the target platform. I remember looking at their export tables under Windows and wondering if they would work with my own code (never got round to trying though.)


Perhaps, but the initial attempts to "re-port" it back to Haiku were apparently pretty frustrating - just getting the build system to work on Haiku again seemed a large and difficult task.

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RE[5]: Comment by frood
by henderson101 on Fri 10th May 2013 13:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by frood"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

TBH, I have old and crusty BeOS code and getting it to compile on Haiku is non trivial. Couple that with the fact the API is actually not exactly compatible, and that causes a big headache. (There used to be a way to remove focus from a BWindow even if it was selected, so the code I have used this to implement an input device that directed the input to the focused control on another BWindow, but Haiku breaks this. There's a work around, but it doesn't work in the exact same way and is ugly compared to the old way - your input BWindow just never gains focus and it looks wrong.)

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RE[6]: Comment by frood
by leavengood on Mon 13th May 2013 15:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by frood"
leavengood Member since:
2006-12-13

There used to be a way to remove focus from a BWindow even if it was selected, so the code I have used this to implement an input device that directed the input to the focused control on another BWindow, but Haiku breaks this. There's a work around, but it doesn't work in the exact same way and is ugly compared to the old way - your input BWindow just never gains focus and it looks wrong.


Please log a bug for this and it will probably be fixed.

https://dev.haiku-os.org/

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