Called HaikuArchives – https://github.com/HaikuArchives/ – I’m filling it with source code for old Haiku/BeOS/related apps that have been orphaned. Feel free to fork, pull requests with bugfixes will be accepted. Features will not – but why not revive a project instead? Choosing a new name is a good idea, as the original author might get mad. Not very likely, but likely enough you shouldn’t do it.
Contact me to get stuff added or to tell me that you restarted one of these projects – either post a reply or use my private contact forum.
Tell me what you think!
P.S. I will add a gravatar - but GitHub was acting up today anyway. I wanted to use a “vault” icon, but I couldn’t find one that matched Haiku’s looks. Anyone? Otherwise I’ll use the “hard disk” icon.
Do you know where I can get the source to Haiku? I’ve got it installed and running on a Zbox and I thought a good stress test would be to see whether I can rebuild the whole thing. I found a link a couple of days ago, but it’s dead now. Your post looks like the latest entry on this forum, and it’s two days old. How many Bees are there in this hive?
I think this is a very good idea. Everybody uses Github nowadays and if Github got evil one day, it’d be easy to transition to somewhere else thanks to git. Even the Github pages and the Wikis are in the git repositories itself.
There’s loads of abandoned stuff on http://dev.osdrawer.net/projects and OsDrawer sucks majorly, it’s slow as hell and often enough doesn’t work at all. So if you want to do the world a favor, you could use git-svn to “rescue” the projects from there. I guess it’s a good amount of work though.
Oh and btw, it looks like the Redmine software on OsDrawer hasn’t been updated in a very long time. So I wouldn’t be surprised if it’d suddenly be gone some day, which is another good reason to archive the stuff there.
I got the source code of BeTex by its author miszar.
I made some patch to let it compile on haiku (i put some news on the haiku-os.org frontpage with screenshots some months ago). When i will have time i will put my code on this github.
Can you consider sending an e-mail to haiku-development and/or haiku-3rdparty mailing lists ? I think you will get more echo there than on the forums.
It would be nice if you add relevant information as to where you got the source from. For example, VNCViewer has various different forks around, and so does BeAE, possibly others. If you make it clear where you got the sources from, it’s easier to merge the newer versions in (or replace the repo or whatever).
Hi. First of all, great initiative!
Second: I noticed you imported the source of BeScreenCapture from OsDrawer.
I’m the original developer of BeScreenCapture, and I had already set up a github repo for it, and the code was updated, so the version you’ve picked up is very old.
The url of the official repository of BeScreenCapture is this:
If anyone would like to post any of the projects I’ve done over the years (SimplyVorbis, Capital Be, BePhotoMagic, etc.), they are welcome to do so and even continue the name if they like. Just sayin’.
Long time no see! We’d much rather see you continuing those apps (and especially Paladin)
Or maybe a new lesson in your coding workshop?
WRT the topic: If anyone fosters an orphaned app, it should be considered to create a .bep file for haikuporter for it. That way, it’ll be prepared for package managment (or at least one step further to it).