FLTK port (was "Port Debian Package Management System to Haiku")


#1

The idea now is to port FLTK to Haiku. Someone interested?

www.fltk.org

I thought about porting the branch 1.3.

Best regards,
Gabriel


#2

There is already a work in progress package management system for Haiku. You should probably look into that if you want to help.


#3

I talked to the guys at the Haikus ports mailing list, and seems that’s is better to give up from this idea, since Haiku already has a package management systems useful.

I really would like to port something useful to Haiku. I have been wondering of porting FLTK in order of having more alternatives for GUI programming.


#4

What about telepathy? it would be a great app to port…


#5

I think an FLTK port would be awesome :slight_smile:


#6

Why not porting Calligra or another office app? Haiku has no office apps available/functional (Gobe and Abiword are extremely out-of-date and doesn’t working).

Just my two cents.


#7

Well…my criticism of adding deb package management is that it’s debian’s package management system. I mean you can port it, don’t get me wrong but at least have the courtesy to rename it .Hk or something like that.

Of course on the other hand it’s convenient to install .debs because their so popular, in which lies the conundrum.

Convenience vs Originality. What is more important?

Expect massive software errors though. Especially with the newer Ubuntu debs that have have plenty of dependencies.

I think that it would be nice to have a single package format that is cross platform and stable.

I think that’s what Zero-install was meant to be. Except Zero-install was a security risk.
So something more secure then Zero-install but maintaining Zero install’s cross platform potential would be incredibly nice.


#8

View http://www.haiku-os.org/blog/zooey/2011-01-08_package_management_first_draft


#9

Never saw an app in Haiku to connect to Gtalk, WLM, IRC, Jabber, Facebook Chat and so on… (perhaps there’s one for IRC and jabber, but a multi-protocol software would be nice…


#10

I do not know so much about Telepaphy, but Haiku does not have a way to access the type of services like Telepaphy?


#11

If I’m not wrong, you can use the KOffice suite from the Qt port, not?


#12

Do you know someone interested in doing it? FLTK was the first graphical toolkit I’ve learned, because one of the developers worked with me and I found it amazing, because you can prototype a small and useful app in few hours, without the burocracy of Qt and others. I would love to port it to Haiku!

There is some place here where can I post proposition of projects?


#13

[quote=Mynameisasquirrel]Well…my criticism of adding deb package management is that it’s debian’s package management system. I mean you can port it, don’t get me wrong but at least have the courtesy to rename it .Hk or something like that.

Of course on the other hand it’s convenient to install .debs because their so popular, in which lies the conundrum.

Convenience vs Originality. What is more important?

Expect massive software errors though. Especially with the newer Ubuntu debs that have have plenty of dependencies.

I think that it would be nice to have a single package format that is cross platform and stable.

I think that’s what Zero-install was meant to be. Except Zero-install was a security risk.
So something more secure then Zero-install but maintaining Zero install’s cross platform
potential would be incredibly nice.[/quote]

I agree, but Debian Package Management System is just a convention, the name can change, like on the Fink project, used in Mac OS/X, uses the Debian tools integrated to him to manage packages, and has its own name.


#14

After Haiku Alpha2 stage, KOffice port no longer works, and i remember the fact that KOffice port on Haiku was unstable and very buggy!


#15

http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/chat-irc/caya-development


#16

My plan is to port a simple library from Linux to Haiku and make a native Haiku GUI application with it.

For example, use libtransmission and make a new bittorrent GUI for Haiku.

Or (more simple) make a GUI for youtube-dl or clive to easily download YouTube videos.


#17

Hi,

There are already several solution for Youtube: UberTuber: http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/entertainment/internet-network/ubertuber YAVTD: http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/multimedia/video/miscellaneous/yavtd and XvideoServiceThief: http://haikuware.com/directory/view-details/internet-network/clients/xvideoservicethief-24 this can download videos from a lot of video websites.

For Bittorent there is Qbittorrent: its GUI is not bad at all :slight_smile: Ok, is a QT app, but for now, may be okay!
http://s17.postimage.org/selxa1tm5/Qbittorrent.jpg

Best regards.


#18

There’s also PSI+ (Jabber Client), with a lot of services (thanks to various jabber server):

http://postimage.org/image/ux5qhmu7b/

and according to the jabber server that you choose, you can also have Twitter, Skype, and a lot of various services:
http://postimage.org/image/bpgaw4ovx/

I’m also using Caya, but at the moment is in prealpha-stage and crash often.


#19

Transmission already has a Native GUI … it might need updating though.


#20

Ok, let’s port FLTK to Haiku? I gave up from the Debian package management tool :slight_smile: