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Addendum Re: [DotGNU]Project proposal for the backburner: DotGNUstep

From: S11001001
Subject: Addendum Re: [DotGNU]Project proposal for the backburner: DotGNUstep
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 10:54:57 -0500
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As the previous version should still be fresh in your head, here is a diff to a little update I made.

Also, the latest version of the proposal is now available from

Stephen Compall
DotGNU `Contributor' --

Right now the hoarders essentially claims the power to render a
person's computer useless. There used to be people in the US, most
commonly about fifty years ago, they were in the Mafia, they would go
up to stores and bars, especially bars when bars were illegal of
course. They would go up and say: "A lot of places around here have
been burning down lately. You wouldn't want your place to burn down,
would you? Well we can protect you from fires, you just have to pay us
a thousand dollars a month, and we'll make sure you don't have a fire
here." And this was called "the protection racket". Now we have
something where a person says "You got a nice computer there, and
you've got some programs there that you're using. Well, if you don't
want those programs to disappear, if you don't want the police to come
after you, you better pay me a thousand dollars, and I'll give you a
copy of this program with a license," and this is called "the software
protection racket".
        -- RMS, Lecture at KTH (Sweden), 30 October 1986
--- DotGNUstep-proposal-0.txt   Wed Sep 25 10:39:32 2002
+++ DotGNUstep-proposal-1.txt   Wed Sep 25 10:37:51 2002
@@ -43,7 +43,7 @@
   DotGNUstep is an implementation of NeXT's OpenStep FoundationKit and
   ApplicationKit libraries (though not the Objective-C language,
   though this may be a future extension to the project), as well as
-  Project GNUstep's extensions to those languages, for DotGNU Portable
+  Project GNUstep's extensions to those libraries, for DotGNU Portable
   DotGNUstep will not rely on a special directory tree, as GNUstep
@@ -131,9 +131,18 @@
     stuff that requires native access will, but things that can be
     reimplemented, perhaps should be?
-* Proposal Version (integer): 0
+    To be a valid replacement for the BCL, exceptions are a good
+    idea. There are no exceptions in ObjC. There are no specified
+    exceptions in OpenStep. Do the math.
+    Politics: the GNUstep people may feel like they're being
+    assimilated into the grand "DotGNU future" vision so eloquently
+    laid out by SC. This must be fixed before contacting the GNUstep
+    project.
-* Proposal Version date stamp: Tue Sep 24 22:56:52 UTC 2002
+* Proposal Version (integer): 1
+* Proposal Version date stamp: Wed Sep 25 15:33:01 UTC 2002
 * Proposal Maintainer name: Stephen Compall
@@ -154,8 +163,13 @@
 * Revisions:
+2002-09-25  Stephen Compall  <address@hidden> 1
+ - Fixed where accidently called "libraries" "languages".
+ - Added bug about exceptions.
+ - Became afraid about mailing discuss-gnustep, added note to
+   effect.
 2002-09-24  Stephen Compall  <address@hidden> 0
- * First edition, based on idea that OpenStep libs are cool.
+ - First edition, based on idea that OpenStep libs are cool.
 Copyright (C) 2002  Stephen Compall.

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