Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Feb 2009 13:53 UTC
GTK+ "GTK+ may be called many things. I would call it 'simple' and sometimes even 'elegant', refering to its foundation of pure, elegant C. But not everyone is compelled to use those terms, using terms like 'clumsy' and 'unwieldy' instead. Yes, there is a lot disagreement. But there's one thing almost everyone would agree to: that GTK+ isn't pretty." This is about to change.
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RE: Invitation to inconsistency?
by dekernel on Thu 19th Feb 2009 14:41 UTC in reply to "Invitation to inconsistency?"
dekernel
Member since:
2005-07-07

Wow, you were able to bring together two of the most powerful and yet failed technologies (VMS and OPENStep).

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

VMS didn't fail. It's still around, and nothing beats it for uptime. It just that it's time is passed, after being used for 20 years.

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squayle Member since:
2008-10-16

30 years, actually:

http://www.stanq.com/blog/?p=24

And still going strong. Check out:

http://www.hp.com/go/vms

for all the details!

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Hypnos Member since:
2008-11-19

So you understand why I'm a curmudgeon! ;)

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

VMS is still well used (be me for example). here is a roadmap for future OpenVMS releases to show its alive and kicking http://h71000.www7.hp.com//openvms/pdf/openvms_roadmaps.pdf

8.4 is really showing a lot of promise in testing.

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Hypnos Member since:
2008-11-19

At the risk of going way off-topic here:

AT&T won the VMS v. Unix battle when they gave away the licenses and source code to universities. Perhaps a classic cathedral v. bazaar story? Or DEC having too many engineers in charge back in the day?

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Hypnos Member since:
2008-11-19

Oh, and to the echo the sentiments of others regarding VMS, OpenStep now lives on in Mac OSX (and less popularly in GNUstep).

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