[openbeos] Re: Interested in Porting Applications

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 22:03:08 +0200


> I am a C++ programmer (or developer as the open source world calls us). I 
> am interested in porting Non-BeOS applications to Haiku (, but I do not 
> know know where to start. I was wondering I someone whould be willing to 
> direct me on the right path. I have BeOS experience but only as an user 
> (BeOS 5 Professional way back when :-D ). Right now i am on Ubuntu Linux 
> "Dapper Drake" 6.06, but I also program in the Microsoft Visual Studio 
> Enterpise IDE.

How about picking up the AbiWord port? You don't start from scratch... and 
it is something very useful. :-)

Do you need help getting started setting up a development environment on 
Ubuntu? If you know how to program X, you could also try to "port" the 
app_server test environment. If this work was done, you could run the Haiku 
app_server inside an X window (and test your applications there). It might 
be tricky to get this working, but the Linux build environment already has 
a compatibility layer so that various Haiku classes work on Linux. I don't 
know how much work this would involve.

Best regards,

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