Started by NeXTsociety, January 22, 2010, 06:23:03 am
Quote from: "NeXTsociety"Is there still any activity this day and age in software being created for the NeXT platform?Just curious what the state of the NeXT platform is. I know it is long obsolete but like any old platform, many times the community keeps it going. In the Amiga world, such great work is being done and even OS updates.So, is the NeXT platform basically dead or is there still anyone in the world still creating for it?Just curious.tj
Quote from: "RacerX"Are you asking about professionals or hobbyist?Was there a particular type of app you were looking for? Most application development on older platforms is done to fill a need, so if you have a need that would be universal across most of the community, I'd bet that someone might step forward (assuming it isn't so complex as to make it unfeasible for a hobbyist to build).
Quote from: "NeXTsociety"Things I wonder if NeXTSTEP and Openstep can do now or if they can one day... #1 More up to date web browser. We live on the web so we need that.#2 Watch YouTube videos. Can that be done today?#3 Listen or watch streaming audio/video.#4 Twitter Application?#5 VOIP application like Skype or ??Just some things that I do on modern system that would be nice to do on NeXT.
Quote from: "NeXTsociety"#2 Watch YouTube videos. Can that be done today?#3 Listen or watch streaming audio/video.#4 Twitter Application?
Quote from: "RacerX"A good example of an app that might be helpful is a PDF reader that can deal with newer versions of the format. The old readers are showing their age after 10 years, and newer versions might get us another 10 years.
Quote from: "pl212"For those of us interested in 'new' software, I can think of one fun way to bring that about: go to your local library and borrow (or request through inter-library loan) a copy of Garfinkel's Nextstep Programming. I just built the first example in it tonight (Tiny.m) on Nextstep 3.3 Developer and it's a lot of fun! Who knows what you'll end up creating eventually?The same book was revised for Cocoa and OS X, so you'll even be learning a bit of stuff that could help you code for bigger markets...