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Re: really attracting developers


From: Rogelio Serrano
Subject: Re: really attracting developers
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 21:01:40 +0800

On 8/25/06, Andrew Satori <address@hidden> wrote:
I can't speak for other developers, but for me it's that GnuStep apps
don't 'feel' native anywhere but in a full GnuStep workplace or when
compiled as Cocoa apps on OS X.  I think that reduces the acceptance
by users (I know it did with my test of a GnuStep version of my app),
and thus increases developer reluctance.  The reluctance is already
fueled in part by all the things you mentioned, and the difficulty of
getting it set up.

its the same for any application. apps are always developed with a
particular look and feel. unless they are build to look native
wherever they run.

yes setup should ideally be just a single copy. from installation of
the entire system to application updates. although im very biased
towards a document centric paradigm where this issue is simply
nonexistent.

--
things i hate about my linux pc:

1. it takes more than a second to boot up
2. keeps asking about filenames and directories
3. does not remember what i was working on yesterday
4. does not remember all the changes i have ever made
5.cannot figure out necessary settings by itself




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