Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2007 13:48 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core "The world is changing and online applications are becoming more and more popular, whether for e-mail or word processing. The developers behind Bigboard and Gnome's 'online desktop' initiative think it's time our desktops started catching up. Read on to find an interview with Colin Walters, more information about Bigboard, the online desktop and the obligatory screencast showing it off!"
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RE: Oh, how much we need Plan9
by mjorkerina on Sun 30th Sep 2007 18:23 UTC in reply to "Oh, how much we need Plan9"
mjorkerina
Member since:
2007-09-18

What you said is sooooo true. Plus the fact that doing backups is so easy with rsync and NFS.

I don't understand why there is a need for APIs to upload to websites like Picasa Web Album. You should just have to copy a local folder to a mounted networked folder and the software of the web album should just read the standard metadata embedded inside the jpg.

What we need is a more flexible kind of web services, integrating with things like FUSE or NFS, not more local software integrating web APIs. Web APIs are evil and moving targets.

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daedliusswartz Member since:
2007-05-28

Seems almost anything IT related is a moving target these days. I suppose with API if it's abstract then the underlying comms method can be whatever.

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