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I wanted to learn about drag and drop with the Haiku API so I wrote a little game called Peggy which really is Mastermind . You can install it via HaikuDepot or “pkgman install peggy”. Check it out and let me know if you like it!
@Lelldorin: Yes, especially about things like drag and drop and graphics which I don’t need that much in “normal” apps. Next step will probably be a tetris game only in Haiku API (no SDL or something like that). Let’s see if the performance is good enough
I have just released a new version of Renga. Renga is an XMPP/Jabber client based on the gloox library. It is originally based on the older jabber4beos/jabber4haiku project but all the code is being replaced one piece at a time. XMPP is an instant messaging protocol and network, competing with Matrix recently but it exists for a very long time and used to compete with several other things. It is also possible to use Renga to connect to IRC networks through various publicly available gateways. This is possiple with Renga but not fully integrated with the GUI yet.
At the moment the client is quite minimal and doesn’t have a lot of features. It is working well enough to deserve a new release. There will be further updates as it gets improved.
Thanks to @nephele who fixed a lot of bugs, and also thanks to people in the XMPP community for their help and advice!
Wow, how did that happen?
In the version that is currently on HaikuDepot the peg is always static, it doesn’t grow or shrink with the window size. Already working on a fix for that. But I thought at least the default size on first startup should be reasonable. Thanks for testing and glad you like the game
Yes, that was to be expected, the initial window size is set to something that doesn’t make sense. I didn’t notice that because the app saves the window size and loads it on startup. And on all my Haiku machines there obviously was a config file. So much for software testing
I’ve made a new release that has sane window size defaults. Should be in package management soon.
Thanks for testing!
FreeRCT aims to be a free and open source game which captures the look, feel, and gameplay of the popular games RollerCoaster Tycoon 1 and 2 with original assets. The game is still in an early alpha state, but it is already playable and offers a variety of features.
Haiku support has also been merged upstream:
If anyone has ideas for a Haiku-style icon, feel free to submit one for the package.