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Re: A killer app?

From: Philippe C . D . Robert
Subject: Re: A killer app?
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 08:03:35 +0100

Helge Hess <address@hidden> wrote (Tue, 23 Jan 2001 22:53:06 +0100):

> Hi,
> I mostly disagree. I don't need YASW (yet-another-shell-wrapper), I'm
> quite happy with bash, yast and/or available LDAP tools.
> Having a UserManager doesn't give me any additional value (indeed the
> additional value of the NeXTstep UserManager is not the UI, but the
> netinfo backend, which I already have with PAM and LDAP).
> You write that "we just need to do the same" like KDE and GNOME. This is
> wrong, since those are applications where GNUstep UI can play out little
> advantage - and, more important: they are already done in KDE and GNOME.
> You will never get "$15 Million" if you try to do sth which is already
> done twice (actually 4 to 10 times).
> What I miss on Linux are productivity applications done in a consistent,
> interoperable manner. Diagram, OpenWrite, Improv, Mail, OmniWeb,
> WetPaint and for development, IB, PB.
> These are not new concepts, but stuff which is really missing on Linux.
> OpenStep in theory provides some advantages for implementing the above.

I strongly agree! 

cheers, Phil
Philippe C.D. Robert | http://www.nice.ch/~phip/

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