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Re: really attracting developers

From: Rogelio Serrano
Subject: Re: really attracting developers
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 15:40:22 +0800

On 8/29/06, Chris Vetter <address@hidden> wrote:
On 2006-08-28 19:57:06 +0200 Riccardo <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> incomplete libraries?
>> That's open to debate. If you compare it to Cocoa, yes, it's
>> "incomplete."
>> Question is how far the completeness is supposed to go (with respect
>> to
>> Cocoa).
> If we just implement the OpenStep specification (and ignore cocoa,
> which
> added nice thing and ruined others) we have enough power to write our
> web
> browser (yes, seriously, it is time and resources which lack, not
> frameworks), an office suite, an imaging application, a 3d
> application.... it
> was done on OpenStep and we even have stuff which was not in OS.

I beg to differ. Which framework(s) are you referring to regarding a
web browser?
Yes, there basically are 3 to pick from (libwww, Mozilla's engine and
WebKit) but the first two would need wrapping and the latter  is a
PITA to port (I tried several times and got stuck due to references to
Apple specific frameworks) plus the latter two are (currently) using
GTK/GDK, which -- for me -- is a 'no go.'

i looked at amaya and i got stuck in the wxwindows parts too. but it
looks more promising than the others. maybe we need to come up with an
alternative engine. its ironic considering the www was invented on a
next cube.

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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