I want to raise a topic regarding keeping BeOS/Haiku software on Haiku Archives if no one actively maintains it.
The first case is Paladin. A couple of years ago it was adopted by @adamfowleruk and was actively developed for a brief period. However, in January 2023, it will be three years since the last commit to the repository. Adam mentioned on the forum that he doesn’t have time to work on the project ATM, and pull requests from other developers are stalled, as can be seen in this topic.
Another case is UltraDV. This application was adopted by @Barrett, who made improvements to the app via crowdfunding in 2016 (see 1 and 2). However, after the breakup with the Haiku community, Barrett deleted the repository from his Github, and now the link to the repo from the app’s Depot page leads to nothing. Fortunately, it seems there is a package with the sources available in Haiku Depot. However, it would still be great to have it in Haiku Archives.
Finally, I’ve stumbled upon a repository with some old BeOS apps which aren’t available on Haiku Archives. Could someone please add them? They might not be valuable nowadays, but let’s keep them all in one place for preservation purposes.