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Fwd: Re: Killer Apps...


From: Calvin Mitchell
Subject: Fwd: Re: Killer Apps...
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 10:50:48 -0800 (PST)

--- Calvin Mitchell <address@hidden> wrote:
> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 00:04:03 -0800 (PST)
> From: Calvin Mitchell <address@hidden>
> Subject: Re: Killer Apps...
> To: Fred Kiefer <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> 
> <laughing at Freid's statement>true enough...
> 
> I'm aware of the MusicKit, which would be a great
> place to start...
> 
> but i'm not good enough a programmer to engage in so
> huge a project as a music notation software app...
> 
> (NOTE: it seems that the designers of GNUstep have
> wisely incorporated the means to provide bindings to
> different programming languages...how about LISP?
> Igor
> Engraver, the program i used in Windoze, was written
> in LISP and i know the Head Programmer for it...how
> hard would it be to provide bindings for LISP?)
> 
> but everyone has to start somewhere, and so i shall:
> 
> 1) give more attention to GNUstep on my web site:
> 
> http://www.geocities.com/calvin674/citadel/
> 
> ...or possible branch off a new site devoted just to
> creating a GNUstep portal.
> 
> 2) I would like to start learning to code in
> GNUstep,
> so my first project is a utility that searches
> $GNUSTEP_ROOT for all apps, libraries, frameworks
> and
> bundles; displays them in a table(or series of
> tables)
> with the version of each, so that a developer/user
> can
> learn in a flash (no pun intended) how up-to-date
> their GNUstep distribution is. Is anyone doing
> something like this already? I'm thinking of a name
> like StepInfo or StepVersion. Obviously the utility
> could be expanded to include other info as well. 
> 
> This may also lead into a package manager for
> GNUstep...wouldn't that be JUICY<grin>?? Feedback is
> welcome.
> 
> 3) I want to port Xboard, the chess program, to
> GNUstep ...perhaps as GSXboard or something like
> that...is anyone working on a similar project?
> 
> 4) I'm running Mandrake 9.2 on an IBM Thinkpad A20m
> (2628-3SU). I've found a delightful utility called
> TkCVS...this would also be a cool GNUstep
> port...what
> do you think?
> 
> BTW...is it pronounced "NEWstep" or "G-NEWstep"???
> 
> I'll spend about a week or two preparing...if no one
> reveals duplicate projects i'll start on them.
> 
> 
> --- Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Calvin Mitchell wrote:
> > > 1) a WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT tool that rivals
> > Dreamweaver
> > > 2) a music writing/editing/sequencing/notation
> > suite
> > > of apps that rivals Igor Engraver/Finale/SONAR
> > > 3) a ChessBase database-compatible app that will
> > at
> > > least import ChessBase files
> > > 4) a knock 'em dead WEB BROWSER (this should've
> > been
> > > done a LONG TIME AGO--how in the address@hidden is GNUstep
> > going
> > > to survive without a NATIVE WEB BROWSER????)
> > > 5) A FLASH/FLASH-compatible DEVELOPMENT
> > > ENVIRONMENT!!!!!
> > > 6) an OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY SUITE that takes
> > advantage
> > > of Objective-C's AWESOME POWER!!!
> > > 7) A GAMING API to rival DIRECT-X
> > 
> > Hi Calvin,
> > 
> > as music writing shows up second in your "conquer
> > the world" list you 
> > may be interested in http://www.musickit.org/.
> > 
> >  > if we can come up with apps/libs in these seven
> > areas,
> >  > GNUstep will prosper long after the HURD has
> > replaced
> >  > the bloated Linux kernel.
> > 
> > Hopefully we get there before HURD takes over,
> which
> > might still take a 
> > bit of time. GNUstep has been a slow project, but
> > HURD is still unsurpassed.
> > 
> > Fred
> > 
> 
> 
> =====
> Calvin L. Mitchell
> The Citadel
> http://www.geocities.com/calvin674
> address@hidden
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> 


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The Citadel
http://www.geocities.com/calvin674
address@hidden
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