[quote=Giova84]Yes: i use (sometimes) ArtPaint, but has some missing or incomplete features (eg: selector tool doesn’t work).
In the meanwhile (when OpenJDK port will be complete) i can use Java Image Editor while i’m waiting for a better and maybe native application
And improve ArtPaint would be sure better, than to try to port Gimp, as you’ve said! I’m agree.[/quote]
What is funny is that to me the Java Image Editor looks very much like ArtPaint. Though I personally really hate the multiple different windows design they both have and would likely want to change that in ArtPaint.
Speaking of that, I would personally love to fix up ArtPaint (and many other old BeOS apps which have been open sourced), but of course I don’t have the time to do all that I would like to do. And I’m probably not alone in that among Haiku developers. I think the best thing we can do right now is keep working on Haiku, make it as good as we can and get R1 out so that hopefully other developers can be drawn in. Those new developers can then either clean up and improve applications like ArtPaint or write new ones.
But if anyone wants to get into Haiku development, resurrecting and cleaning up old BeOS applications for Haiku would be a great way to start. There are a lot of nice options there.