I will be brazen enough to assume that a few people here might remember me! in the year 2000, I worked at Be for seven months, right up until the company went out of business. I got hired there on the strength of this app that i wrote:
over the years, a number of people have contacted me, trying to get me to release the source code to that thing. And lo, all these many years later, I am finally trying to do that! But there is a problem.
Back in the day, I bought a dual pentium AST computer, specifically to use for BeOS development. I dual-booted Windows NT 4.0 and BeOS 5.0 on it. The only copy of the Pineapple News source code in the world was on that computer. I dragged it down out of my attic the other day, and wouldn’t you know it, it no longer works.
I scavenged the four hard drives out of it:
What I’ve got there are:
Two Seagate SCSI drives, model ST39175LW
One Western Digital IDE drive, model WD400
One Western Digital IDE drive, model WDAC21200
I can’t remember exactly how those drives are partitioned, but I am pretty sure they are some combination of NTFS, FAT32, and BFS.
I live in Nashville, TN, USA. Are there any Haiku enthusiasts who live near me who have an ancient old pentium-based computer that is capable of running Windows NT 4.0 and BeOS 5.0, that they would let me use for awhile? I could come to your house, you will never have to leave it in my care. But I will need to be able to take the cover off, and temporarily connect the drives. So that means that the eligible computer will need a SCSI adapter.
I know, this is a pretty big ask. But if this works, and the drives are still operational, and I am able to get all the contents off of them, I will donate the source code for Pineapple News, under whatever license you guys think is best.
(I hate that I have to add this, but I am only going into the home of someone who is fully vaxxed. I will expect to see your vaxx card, I will show you mine, and we will both be masked.)