14 Mar 2001
(updated 14 Mar 2001 at 13:58 UTC) »
So xcyber, my partner in
crime during my
summer job at
Linux Center (HK)
finally showed up here on Advogato.
To fork or not to fork
xcyber's entry on the
idea of "forking
is good" is kinda interesting. Why do we condemn others
when people try to fork code? When gtkhtml forked into
CSChtml (or some such), it caused quite a stir... why is
People were a bit unhappy when GNOME 'forked' (kinda)
KDE, or when xemacs forked from gnuemacs, OpenBSD from
NetBSD. But now, these projects (GNOME, xemacs and OpenBSD)
are all seen as good, legit projects... why then do we
condemn other efforts to fork code (and make the code do
whatever they want to do)?
I guess one could argue it is a matter of how
appropriate it is. Hmm... Comments?
I'm now in Hong Kong, enjoying my senior year spring
best I can. It's a bit boring, since everyone else is at
school/work. Stuck with Windows at home (only for now,
hopefully), I have been testing out some neat Windows
programs. I tried Blogger earlier today and
was impressed with how easy to use it is. We should have
something like this on Linux too, since we're no longer
only targeting power users.
AFAIK, ithought is the
program avaliable on Linux now. voltron
has been working on on ithought2, so it could get really
Maybe putting this into Evolution could be
now, we'll see how it goes.
Un peu plus
I read somewhere (maybe Scripting News?) that
someone (maybe Steve Capps) said that "the web has no
user interface." (paraphrased) I guess things like
Blogger or Manila could one day
help us organize and present our web content in a clear and
The question is: Do we want a standard user
for the web?