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DRAFT Guidelines for 3rd-party software
The idea is a lot of software is either obsolete and running only on BeOS ; or weakly ported and using unixish style stuff. We want to avoid that. To help 3rd paty developpers improve their software, here is a list of things to check before releasing an application.
What rules should software follow
- It should work on the latest stable release of Haiku
- It should work on gcc2 hybrid - other flavours of Haiku may be ignored
- configuration files should go in home/config/settings; and the path should be obtained by the appropriate functions & constants, not hardcoded - use find_directory (Examples for porting).
- The app must not write anything to the hard disk except in its own directory (/boot/app/appName, or whatever the user installed it), the configuration directories (home/config/settings, common/), unless the user explicitly asks for it (a save dialog is a good example).
- HIG compliance : it's better if your application fits in the look&feel of the whole system.
Similar documents elsewhere
- Apple App Store Review Guidelines has a checklist we may borrow some entries from.