Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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RE: Web apps
by moondevil on Fri 27th Jul 2012 19:49 UTC in reply to "Web apps"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

I believe these developers are losing interest because the OS is becoming more ephemeral - it doesn't matter much what OS you use, you get a similar experience (that is, the web).


Actually for me, the OS stopped to matter when I switched full time to JVM/CLR based development.

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Paulo

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RE[2]: Web apps
by vivainio on Fri 27th Jul 2012 20:28 in reply to "RE: Web apps"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

If you don't do UI, the OS hasn't mattered in 10 years (posix, stdc++ etc).

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RE[3]: Web apps
by moondevil on Fri 27th Jul 2012 21:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Web apps"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

If you don't do UI, the OS hasn't mattered in 10 years (posix, stdc++ etc).


Well that is assuming POSIX and other wrappers are good enough across all OS.

15 years ago when I was writing server software in C, besides POSIX calls, we had lots of #ifdefs for APIs not covered by POSIX.

For those that are not aware, UNIX != POSIX, if you need to support all major vendors across different versions.

OpenVMS and OS/400 are also not that C and C++ friendly, even with their "POSIX" environments.

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RE[3]: Web apps
by siride on Sat 28th Jul 2012 05:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Web apps"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I also enjoy programming against the bare minimal, lowest-common-denominator set of APIs that aren't quite perfectly supported across platforms (and no real efforts are being made today to make that happen).

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