Category Archives: Software

Developer Library: 3D Kit

Developer Library: 3D KitThe 3D Kit is a custom light-weight 3D graphics kit written by Be.Because of the superior performance and low cost of hardware acceleration for OpenGL, Be recommends using OpenGL over our own 3D Kit. Support for 3D Accelerators is currently being developed for the OpenGL system.

Source: Developer Library: 3D Kit

Welcome to Be, Inc.

Source: Welcome to Be, Inc.

Andrew Greimann – Medium

Enthusiastic Be/Haiku and Mac geek. Come check out my blog!

Source: Andrew Greimann – Medium

BeOS R5 Review (Part 1 of 3: Desktop, decors, and applications)

The last official version of BeOS would be its most solid yet.

Here we are, after revisiting three versions (3.1, 4.0, and 4.5). We’ve now arrived at the last official release of the BeOS: R5, nicknamed “Maui”. And by far, out of every release, R5 was the most popular as it had went Platinum. Seriously. Picture “over one million copies… downloaded in the first month” and “over four million CDs” according to an Internet Archive Be press release: Be Goes Platinum with BeOS R5, and that should provide an idea of the popularity of Release 5.R5 also solidified the foundation from 4.5, and thanks to the BeOS R5 page on Wikipedia, we can see it mentions R5: “Improved POSIX compliance, particularly in the area of networking” and that “the OS in general was moved towards the new modular media kit over the former audio-only sound subsystem.” Another tidbit that is interesting to note about R5 is that the same page indicates it had been “seeded to developers as ‘R4.6′,” and if so, this would mean 5.0 was probably considered to be an upgrade to 4.5 in its heart and soul.

Source: BeOS R5 Review (Part 1 of 3: Desktop, decors, and applications)

Be Newsletters – Volume 1: 1995–1996

Be Engineering Insights: The DR8 Graphics World
By Pierre Raynaud-Richard

In the upcoming release of the BeOS™, Developer Release 8 (DR8), we introduce two new kits and assorted new and improved API to help satisfy the needs of developers who work and play in the graphics world. The new kits are:

The Game Kit, our first pass at delivering specialized API that fits the needs of digital game designers

The 3D Kit, an “in-box” solution for designing, rendering, and interacting with three-dimensional figures and settings Continue reading

3DWhitePaper beos 3d kit -besos -bros – Google Search

Source: 3DWhitePaper beos 3d kit -besos -bros – Google Search

TyCom Systems BeOS Information & Services

BeOS: The Be Operating System

BeOS delivers the speed, processing power and stability of a high-end multimedia workstation on ordinary, low-cost desktop PCs. BeOS 5.0 Pro Edition is pure adrenaline for your PC! Designed from the ground up to handle high-bandwidth digital media, BeOS delivers unprecedented speed and power on Intel-based computers. Continue reading

BeOS Version 5.0.3 Intel and PPC : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

BeOS Pro Edition Version 5.0.3 Intel and PPC (disc image)©2000 Gobe Software, Inc.

Source: BeOS Version 5.0.3 Intel and PPC : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

WinWorld: BeOS 5 download (Personal & Profesional)

WinWorld is an online museum dedicated to providing free and open access to one of the largest archives of abandonware software and information on the web.

Source: WinWorld: BeOS 5

Old Mac Software Archive – Macintosh Repository

If you’re planning on running the treasures of the past you’ll find here on real old Macintosh hardware from the 90’s, you sir/madame, deserve to win an Internet! For others, there’s SheepShaver, a PowerPC emulator capable of running Mac OS 9.0.4 down to Mac OS 7.5.2 and there’s Basilisk II, a 68k emulator, capable of running Mac OS (8.1 to 7.0). For everything older than System 7, you will need a Mac Plus emulator like Mini vMac NEW! Since August 2016, it is now possible to emulate a PPC and boot Mac OS 9.2.2 using QEMU!Quick tip about Basilisk II if you do not have a real old Mac: it even reads high density Mac floppy disks using a normal PC floppy drive! I salvaged many old files using it while 5 different Windows apps failed at the task. I highly recommend backing up all your floppy disks using Basilisk II before it’s too late!

Source: Old Mac Software Archive – Macintosh Repository