Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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Another example of cross-platform apps
by Lumbergh on Sat 18th Dec 2004 05:58 UTC

I've got DrScheme opened up in windows right now. There are windows, linux, and I believe a Mac version. It's my understanding that it uses wxWidgets for its toolkit. Now unless I recompile wxWidgets on linux to use a beta version that uses gtk+2.x I'm stuck with a gtk+1.x version. I think most people are going to avoid gtk+1.x apps in almost 2005 like the plague. Now I could re-compile wxWidgets with not much of a problem, but why? I've got a perfectly working windows version.

To me, it just seem that there are better tools in windows much of the time. PyWin is a nice, minimalistic Python IDE that just works and has intellisense. Vim was always screwing up my python code and I'm not a big emacs fan. I guess I could've tried Eric3, but I didn't feel like bringing in most of KDE for the IDE.

Corman Lisp is another example. Like I said, I'm not a big emacs fan, so I downloaded a trial version of Corman Lisp which produces very fast executables for windows. There is no version for linux.

Frankly, as a developer, I've always found linux developer tools to be lacking, while windows always seems to have a plethora of decent tools.