I'am new to advogato.
My background is scientific. Thus I also work with OpenVMS. My experience is, that there is little software that is really portable. I mean, it runs not only on Linux/Unix but also on OpenVMS, Windows, Mac ...
For GUI purposes I use Qt http://www.trolltech.com which is really portable.
But for the low level there seems to be nothing (Sockets, Mailboxes, Pipes, Threads, Fifos, Shared Memory, Time, ...).
As addon to my project http://pvbrowser.org I have tried to develop such a library http://pvbrowser.sourceforge.net/manual/rllib/ .
What I'am searching for, are people who are interested in portable programming. Who would be willing to cooperate in creating a real portable library for low level functions in C/C++ ? If such a library already exists, please tell me ?