[openbeos] Re: Interested in Porting Applications

  • From: "Mikael Jansson (mailing lists)" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 22:23:48 +0200 CEST

"Joseph Jackson IV" <jadaz87@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hello,
> 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.
Install some BeOS flavour (BeOS 5 Pe + dev kit, or Zeta, but stay away 
from the so-called "Dev Edition", supposedly busted devkit).  Then, 
have a peek at the sample code directory which should show up if you 
got the dev kit properly installed. Same goes for the Be Book, although 
there's an annotated one available at:


Look around at BeBits.com, there might be an app or two with source 

That's how I did it. Your mileage may vary.

-- Mikael

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