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Re: really attracting developers

From: Rogelio Serrano
Subject: Re: really attracting developers
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 21:35:20 +0800

On 9/3/06, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:

On Sep 3, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Rogelio Serrano wrote:
>> having a windows like gui. (Come on guys, windows is the most used
>> platform! This would bring nextstep to the masses!)
> does that matter? seriously? if thats important for me i would not be
> using open source at all.
So as an open source developer, you don't care about recognition, or
wide usability of your software...?

i do. i want to create useful programs. but i did not choose linux
because it is popular. i chose it because i think it is did some
things right and it is accessible without expensive fees. so i think
open source is the way to bring nextstep to the masses.

And who said that I would be only developing open source? Why not
developing commercial software, and help develop gnustep at the same
time, because I need some specific functionality. And some open-
source for the fun of it.

i have nothing against that.

> what is it exactly that you like about nextstep? the language? i dont
> really understand what you are trying to do.
I want to use it's api. Like nextstep an cocoa, it develops programs
in a *beautiful* *fast* *simple* and *gratifying* way. More
gratifying than programs written in any other framework.

well thats good.

> you are a windows programmer right? you would have to do that yourself
> or you could pay someone else to do that for you. but i doubt if a
> microsoft certified programmer would like to work with gnustep.
Well I have a Microsoft background. And I am sufficiently fed up with
it.. So I was looking to writing osx, but writing for osx means

i see. so thats where you are coming from. welcome to the club.

having such a limited audience. They are so *protective*, which is
really discouraging.

yes, been there...

I am fully prepared to make a total new start. So I stared looking
into gnustep. Like I already said, I could not get it right. So now I
am stuck with writing for osx.

i hope someone can help you.

> nextstep is all about the vertical menus and left hand vertical scroll
> bar. its a complete ui design and it does not fit in windows. make it
> behave like windows and you just reinvented windows.
I am sorry that I want to produce something practical...
(I am using linux by the way, as a firewall. I hope I did not offend
you personally.)

its ok.

i use linux at work and at home. i am being paid to produce something
practical too.

the thing i like with my linux pc is that i can sum up my complaints in 5 items

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