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BeUnited update. Wow.

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Posted by:Ryan on Wednesday, 07 Mar, 2001 @ 11:07 PM
 
BeUnited

BeUnited just posted a large update on their news page. They discuss various apps being developed, as well as the future of BeUnited. Worth a read. :)



26 Responses to “BeUnited update. Wow.”

  1. Zippy Says:

    Good to see something going on at BeUnited

    Much, much better than the “BeUnited’s back!” message that was at the top of the page for the past 3 1/2 months. Hopefully the updates to the site can keep things swinging over there. I well know the dread and agony of having to run a mostly static site, so things should become a little easier for the BeUnited crew. And let’s hope this spurs some renewed interest on the dev’ers side as well.

    So welcome back (again) BeUnited — and don’t be such a stranger!

  2. Technix Says:

    In Response To Zippy @ 03/07/2001 11:33:10 PM

    Re: Good to see something going on at BeUnited

    It will be kewl.

  3. PieterPan Says:

    Cool

    Cool news guys, I hope BeUnited will revive a bit! I’m curious as to what the new site will look like :-) .

    Pieter

  4. El-Al Says:

    In Response To Zippy @ 03/07/2001 11:33:10 PM

    Re: Good to see something going on at BeUnited

    Excellent news….

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Good News

    I’m really glad they are online again. I just want to see Interbase 6 finished, that would be so groovy. I would really like to see the performance with BONE and IB6 compared to ‘doze and ‘nix.

    Groovy stuff :)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Sum-It Feature Request

    Greetings everyone,

    Jason VanDerMark (aka Maverick) here. I tried to create a BeGroovy account, but alas it never sent the password info to my mail box. :-(

    Anyway, I am writing to get some feedback from the community as to the kinds of things, besides support for Excel import/export, that you would like to see in Sum-It. For those of you just joining us Sum-It is a spreadsheet application that once existed as part of Beatware’s BeBasics office suite back in the day. Sum-Its developer later open-sourced the app and a team is currently working on sprucing it up and making it a little more useful.

    Any feature requests will be considered. Thanks for your time.

    Regards,
    Jason V.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/08/2001 2:56:30 PM

    Re: Sum-It Feature Request

    Btw, what’s wrong with BeOSCentral? Why is it down?

  8. Ruthrauff Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/08/2001 2:56:30 PM

    Re: Sum-It Feature Request

    I would like to see data validation like in Execl.
    The ability to create a drop down list with all the valid options for a given cell is very nice.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    status!!

    What they really need to do at Be United is update the status of their ports / projects.

    It is integral for the Be community that there be a good stream of good news. Updating this information is crucial.

    Just to give you an idea of how badly they need updates, many of the projects they have listed as 60% done were completed months ago. And projects that are listed as 50% done are now almost ready. The old BeUnited site kept better track of this.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/09/2001 12:11:08 AM

    Re: status!!

    Ok, now I am annoyed. Not only are their updates SERIOUSLY behind. The site form mailer AND the forum are both broken seriously. You can browse but no posting.
    This is the message I WOULD have sent them if the form mailer hadn’t have cratered. If any body from ‘united are kewl enough to read the groove…. here ya go.

    This is a message as I posted it to BeGroovy.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    What they really need to do at Be United is update the status of their ports / projects.

    It is integral for the Be community that there be a good stream of good news. Updating this information is crucial.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-
    Just to give you an idea of how badly they need updates, many of the projects they have listed as 60% done were completed months ago. And projects that are listed as 50% done are now almost ready. The old BeUnited site kept better track of this.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This is the one I sent to ‘united.

    I am co-founder of the Houston Area Be Users Group aka MetroBUG.

    If you guys need someone to keep track of this stuff, let me know. I could manage it by asking one or two developers per day what their status is. Actually, someone showing interest would probably encourage them to keep working hard as well. I would do all this, just out of the love of my heart for BeOS. Hell, with half the time I spend at BeNews/BeGroovy… at least this way I can be doing something useful for the cause.

    Also, any of you guys need beta testers… lemmie know.

    Sadistic_Mystic out

  11. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/08/2001 2:56:30 PM

    Re: Sum-It Feature Request

    Hi there Maverick,

    I am not a big spreadsheet user, but if I can throw in a tangent, is there any chance of you, or somebody, getting your hands on the code of the wordprocessing part of the old Basics package and developing that further?

  12. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/08/2001 6:03:15 PM

    Re: Sum-It Feature Request

    Well, it seems that someone hacked our Network solutions account and it is not very easy to fix. The account was owned by Jake Latham who then made Etienne Pelaprat the contact, but they never quite got the paperwork worked out as Etienne never became total owner of the account. Then I came into the picture, I had more time than Etienne to update the site and thus he shifted it off to me, however comma the beoscentral.com account never became mine and attempts to talk to them resulted in “We can only speak to mister Latham or a representative thereof…” Sooooooo, unless it magically fixes itself I will have to focus my BeOS related energies elsewhere(read as “secret pet project”). I hope this answers your question.

    Regards,
    Jason “Maverick” VanDerMark

  13. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/09/2001 07:50:55 AM

    Re: Sum-It Feature Request

    Maverick here, I will begin by saying “I wish”. Jumping in the wayback machine here… When I first came onto the BeOS scene(PR days but only by magazine)Beatware’s office suite was the cats meow. It didn’t offer much in the way of advanced integration or anything, but it worked. I immediately fell in love with Write-It, the word processor and discovered that it had literally no learning curve coming from the windows arena. I was absolutely devastated by the announcements by Beatware ceasing production of such a great product. Since that time many people have tried to get ahold of the source for Write-It either via licensing or a lump sum purchase and the CEO of Beatware(Write-It’s developer if memory serves) refuses to break ties with it. It may hold some kind of special tie to the good ole days or it may just be full of licensed ultra proprietary code…I don’t know, but I agree with you that it would be a great thing to have access to.

    I thought about putting my efforts into developing a new Write-It type app, even created a great gui for it, but decided instead to focus my efforts on a side project with Geoffrey Longo(read as super ultra kick ass productivity tool), as well as working on GUI stuff for Sum-It. I also have another project on the drawing board which is very Visio-esque, but I won’t say much more than that for now. I have babbled on long enough.

    Take care and never lose faith in Be or BeOS, they will both give you whiplash in the speed that they can change directions…LOL.

    -Maverick

  14. chrish_work Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/09/2001 09:21:12 AM

    Re: Sum-It Feature Request

    Suppose I should start putting all the crap that was on my website at BeOS Central on NGE’s server then… whee!

    - chrish

  15. Deej Says:

    In Response To chrish_work @ 03/09/2001 2:39:16 PM

    Hosting

    Chris, if you need a place for your stuff, I’ve got plenty of room laying around… could put it in a subdomain at BeUnited if you’d like. :)

    Deej

  16. Deej Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/09/2001 12:26:43 AM

    Re: status!!

    Okay Sadistic, now I’m really annoyed! :P

    We are well aware of the broken stuff - if you read the post thoroughly, it says we have not bothered fixing it for reasons in the post. Hell, you know where to find most of us - look in the about, I’m sure you know at least where to find me or Eugenia. :P

    And I did say that I was working on the projects page update. I am waiting on some team leaders to check in with their status. If I’ve gotten all of them as of now, then I may as well not update it.. as it will drop down to 4 apps (with 2 more “awaiting BONE” to progress any further.

    We were not going to update the site at all and just wait until we had the new server going, but week ran on to weeks, and month ran on to months, and we couldn’t hold out anymore - so now we are doing a minimal update while we work behind the scenes.

    If you’d like an update on that, I’ll give you one now, as of today: The BeOS/BONE server is up, running Apache/PHP/PostgreSQL. We’ve done some testing with each part, and it seems to be working well. We have a user system pretty much in place, only needing tweaking. We also are now “designing” the new look - with a couple of graphics peeps even. :P Still a long way to go, but we _are_ moving along nicely now.

    One thing that has slowed us down is BONE, just as with some of the apps. Only a couple of us actually have NDAs, so there is only so much that can get done at this point, as access to the server is needed by the admins, and some cannot have access because neither SoloFTP nor campus is working 100% with BONE as yet (rest assured, the authors of both are working on it). We almost gave up ( >this close< )on the whole “do it on BeOS” idea and went with FreeBSD, but BGA and Technix came to save the day. :) Anyways… there’s the detailed dirt. :P

    And if you’d like to help with BeUnited, just send an email… you always could have. :)

    Deej

  17. tpv Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/09/2001 09:21:12 AM

    Re: Sum-It Feature Request

    Whatever happened to Jake anyway?

  18. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Deej @ 03/10/2001 01:56:23 AM

    Re: status!!

    Yeah, you are right. Sorry about that… I went back later and read more carefully.

    About helping with BeUnited… I would have… but I never realized you guys could
    use anyone that wasn’t a programmer. I will be more than happy to help with
    anything I can. Just let me know what I can do.

    By the way though, I am teaching myself C as of yesterday. And ONE DAYworking as hard as I can to learn how to implement it in the near future. I am
    having to learn C on windows though cuz the only book I could find that
    suits my level of experience is for Visual C in Windows. However, as
    soon as I learn some of that I will try my hand at
    I will program something for BeOS. I have a great idea in mind, and will be
    Be. I am gonna get the
    API book soon. The info for Be just seems SO scattered.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/11/2001 02:46:14 AM

    Re: status!!

    Hu?

    The BeBook (included with the Dev stuff).

    What more do you need?

  20. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/11/2001 1:18:27 PM

    Re: status!!

    I have next to no experience in programming, and the book I have gives letter by letter instruction from the base of having exactly no experience in C so I am starting with windoze

  21. bkakes Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/11/2001 2:06:32 PM

    Re: status!!

    The best strategy is usually to begin with only command-line applications, which are written essentially the same way across all platforms. GUI coding adds a lot more complexity (but Be’s API for it is wonderful in almost all cases), because you have to deal with much more at once. Once you graduate from command-line applications, the BeOS is an excellent choice to learn GUI coding, because it has a clean, consistent, and largely intuitive API. But to deal with any GUI involves drawing, message passing, various kinds of object deletion, etc., and it’d be better to not worry about these things until you have a pretty decent grip on the language.

  22. tpv Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/11/2001 2:06:32 PM

    Re: status!!

    Fair enough.

    I’ve been planning on writing

    “Learning to Program
    from the ground up
    with the BeOS”

    But to do it properly, is a lot of work, so it’s been sitting in my head for a while.
    Maybe I’ll get to it soon.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/11/2001 2:06:32 PM

    Re: status!!

    If you want to learn how to GUI program for Be, I recommend the book “Programming the Be Operating System” by Dan Parks Sydow.
    I found my copy at Barnes & Nobles. Otherwise, you can buy it online.

    To get familiar with how to make a program with BeIDE, use the Neo-Programming Tutorials. I believe BeUnited has that link.

    That should help get you started.

  24. Deej Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 03/12/2001 5:51:04 PM

    Re: status!!

    Yes, look for that tutorial in the BeUnited downloads section… I think the link to it on NPC was lost through several iterations of the site. It will return - along with more of that tutorial. ;)

  25. Deej Says:

    In Response To Zippy @ 03/07/2001 11:33:10 PM

    Re: Good to see something going on at BeUnited

    I just fixed everything, I think… forums might still be a problem. New posts added as well. :)

  26. Deej Says:

    Fixed and Updated

    I just fixed everything, I think - forums may still be a problem. Posted some news as well. :)

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