19 Sep 2002 gnutizen   » (Journeyer)

I opened an account on Sourceforge and put Gnutizen up there. Although Gnutizen is functional in terms of being able to connect to, search, find and download from the Gnutella network, we have not yet implemented functions like sharing, traffic routing and so forth, and thus are still in "alpha" mode as we are not ready to be a good Gnutella citizen yet, so I slapped on about 1000 messages everywhere regarding that (on the home page, in the UI, by not releasing the code so it is only gettable by CVS etc.). Of course, developers looking at the code, trying to compile and run it and so forth would be helpful at this point, so I put it up on SF. Mondragon has been going through the code and has made some improvements.

Setting up WinCVS, plink, and all of that was a hassle. Yes I use WinCVS...if Debian had an installer as good as FreeBSD does I'd probably be developing on Debian. Doing an init of the project was a hassle so I winded up init'ing it from my sourceforge shell. After that I got WinCVS/plink working (although I'll have to see if there's a flag for plink to close the window it pops up when it's done, otherwise I get a new pop-up window that sticks around with every commit). Then SourceForge's CVS server went down for about an hour this morning. But otherwise it's pretty good. I'd prefer not to release a tgz of the program before beta but I might wind up doing that. We'll see.

I went to the NYLUG meeting for the first time yesterday. The meeting was two people doing a presentation about PHP. There were over 50 people there but I didn't know anybody, I figured I might see at least 1 person I knew. Nothing I was that interested in, I've used PHP on web sites, with MySQL connections and so forth, but nothing I was that interested in. I've been thinking for a while it might be cool to have a "P2P/distributed computing/whatever" group in New York. Not one that met every week, more like every few months, unless people were otherwise interested. I already know OF some p2p developers that live in New York, although I do not "know" them - that's why to have the meeting though, right? I already have in mind some people I'd invite to a possible meeting in a few weeks (or months), if you live near NYC, and are interested in P2P or distributed computing, and would be interested in a meeting, send me e-mail. My e-mail is at the bottom of my advogato profile - gnutizen at yahoo dot com.

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