So as not to pollute the “Where to innovate” thread any further…
As some may know I’ve been looking at creating bindings for the Haiku API for other languages using SWIG. This is going OK so far, just a few growing pains I’m discussing with the SWIG developers.
What I’m interested in knowing is the following please:
- What languages, if they were available, would you consider actively developing apps for in Haiku if the APIs supported your language? (E.g. python) - and I do mean “actively develop” and not “hey it’d be cool if you supported my fave language so I can run someone else’s apps” - I’m interested in encouraging new Haiku apps to be developed in this topic
- Who would be willing to write tests in these target languages? - without tests the bindings will atrophy and die. To succeed, others will have to chip in to this effort
- Who would be willing to help write docs, run tests, report bugs, and so on for this effort?
- Finally, if Paladin (or other Haiku native apps) supported plugins written in other languages, would this be a useful feature set to target also?
I don’t want to put a lot of work in if this isn’t going to be used.
Equally, I don’t want this topic to descend in to a religious war on languages. I only want to know who is prepared to step up and help. Please only reply if this describes you!