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  1. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:

    > GNOME 3.0 Is Coming, And Coming Soon!
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| Meanwhile, the GNOME community has been living in a 2.0 cycle for quite some
    >| time with no signs of a major overhaul, but their six-month release cycles
    >| just continue to deliver new refinements and minor improvements. The plans
    >| for GNOME 3.0 just put this release out when there is significant API/ABI
    >| breakage to GNOME 2.0 / GTK+ or a major rewrite. Well, in addition to
    >| announcing Stormy Peters joining GNOME, at GUADEC 2008 they have just
    >| announced plans for GNOME 3.0!
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjU4Mg
    >
    > Miguel de Microsoft said that 4.0 will be based on .NET. Let's hope he has
    > changed his mind.


    If he doesn't, I suspect that project will fork, and damn fast.

    --
    Slous' Contention:
    If you do a job too well, you'll get stuck with it.

  2. [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

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    GNOME 3.0 Is Coming, And Coming Soon!

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The K Desktop Environment community came out earlier this year with their
    | brand new KDE 4.0 release that marked significant advancements to this
    | open-source desktop environment compared to its KDE 3.5.x code-base.
    | Meanwhile, the GNOME community has been living in a 2.0 cycle for quite some
    | time with no signs of a major overhaul, but their six-month release cycles
    | just continue to deliver new refinements and minor improvements. The plans
    | for GNOME 3.0 just put this release out when there is significant API/ABI
    | breakage to GNOME 2.0 / GTK+ or a major rewrite. Well, in addition to
    | announcing Stormy Peters joining GNOME, at GUADEC 2008 they have just
    | announced plans for GNOME 3.0!
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | The only real information that has hit the blogs so far is that GNOME 2.30 =
    | GNOME 3.0.
    `----

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjU4Mg

    Miguel de Microsoft said that 4.0 will be based on .NET. Let's hope he has
    changed his mind.


    Recent:

    GNOME 2.23.3 Released!

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | That's incredible! GNOME 2.23.3 is released in time! That's really a
    | huge event! Oh, wait, we've been doing this for a long time already...
    | Okay, the big thing in this release is that we fixed many bugs! Hrm,
    | you're used to this too... But does all this mean this release is
    | boring? Of course not, it just means we don't realize how much good work
    | we're constantly doing :-) So just think about it and hug a GNOME
    | contributor! If you don't know who to hug, I heard that Christian Persch
    | is a good candidate...
    `----

    http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome.../msg00020.html
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  3. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    On Fri, 11 Jul 2008 18:09:39 +0100, Homer wrote:

    > Verily I say unto thee, that Linonut spake thusly:
    >> * Roy Schestowitz peremptorily fired off this memo:

    >
    >>> Miguel de Microsoft said that 4.0 will be based on .NET. Let's hope
    >>> he has changed his mind.

    >>
    >> If he doesn't, I suspect that project will fork, and damn fast.

    >
    > "I'd like to see Gnome applications written in .NET in version 4.0 - no,
    > version 3.0. But Gnome 4.0 should be based on .NET," ~ Miguel de Icaza
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/02...e_to_be_based/
    >
    > I'm sick and tired of having to rip out the proprietary or encumbered
    > crud from certain so-called Free Software projects, just to maintain a
    > clean system. The more time goes by, the more intractable this crud
    > becomes, until eventually it reaches that point of diminishing returns
    > where it just isn't worth the effort.


    Do you rip the firmaware out of your microwave oven?
    Do you trash the computer in you Yugo?
    How about that special sauce they use at the McDonalds where you work?
    Do you take it off the burger because the recepie is a closely gaurded
    secret?

    etc....

    You freedom fighters are amazingly ignorant and inconsistant.

    BTW for most people, the propriatery stuff in Linux is the BEST PART...

    Like the Nvidia driver for example...

    But, you loons like to punish yoursleves using low quality software just so
    you can claim "I'm all GNU and free and OSS"..
    Big deal?
    That and $5.00 will get you a gallon of gasoline in a few weeks.

    Most people could care less about OSS.
    If the program is good they will use it.
    If not, they ignore it.

    > My next round of distro upgrades will see me move to KDE. Permanently.


    You Linux loons sure spend an awful lot of time loading and unloading
    different versions of Linux.

    Still can't find that *mega distro* now can you?

    What a total waste of time.
    --
    Moshe Goldfarb
    Collector of soaps from around the globe.
    Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

  4. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    * Homer peremptorily fired off this memo:

    > So I've reached the conclusion that it'd be a waste of time to fork
    > certain project at this point, especially as there are so many other
    > choices out their.
    >
    > My next round of distro upgrades will see me move to KDE. Permanently.


    I'm already on fluxbox, but, like XFce, will keep using GTK. I wonder
    what Stallman thinks of all this.

    --
    A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices
    that the system works.

  5. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    On 2008-07-11, Linonut wrote:
    > * Homer peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >
    >> So I've reached the conclusion that it'd be a waste of time to fork
    >> certain project at this point, especially as there are so many other
    >> choices out their.
    >>
    >> My next round of distro upgrades will see me move to KDE. Permanently.

    >
    > I'm already on fluxbox, but, like XFce, will keep using GTK. I wonder
    > what Stallman thinks of all this.
    >


    For, hell's sake - the FSF has there own .NET implementation... DotGNU. What
    can he say?

    --
    Tom Shelton

  6. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    Moshe Goldfarb. wrote:

    snipped.

    > You Linux loons sure spend an awful lot of time loading and unloading
    > different versions of Linux.
    >
    > Still can't find that *mega distro* now can you?
    >
    > What a total waste of time.


    Moshe,
    1. I am not a Linux Loon, but am guilty of trying many different distros. If
    I do not try, I do not learn, and therefore I am not qualified to speak on
    any subject unless I try. Many here could learn from that.

    2. I feel that I have found that *mega distro* (on my three PCs and one
    laptop). All of them are running excellently, without problems, since the
    distro came out on the 27th June 2008.

    3. Now, please feel free to download, install (no live CD available, just
    like Windows), and provide objective criticism. Here's the link:
    http://www.pardus.org.tr/eng/

    4. Not a 'buntu clone, not based on Mandriva, Slackware, Red Hat or Suse, so
    I'm sure there will be many here awaiting you report.

    All the best,

    Tony(UK)

  7. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    On 2008-07-11, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    > ____/ Linonut on Friday 11 July 2008 19:11 : \____
    >
    >> * Homer peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>
    >>> So I've reached the conclusion that it'd be a waste of time to fork
    >>> certain project at this point, especially as there are so many other
    >>> choices out their.
    >>>
    >>> My next round of distro upgrades will see me move to KDE. Permanently.

    >>
    >> I'm already on fluxbox, but, like XFce, will keep using GTK. I wonder
    >> what Stallman thinks of all this.

    >
    > http://www.mail-archive.com/foundati.../msg02625.html
    >
    > - --
    > ~~ Best of wishes
    >
    > Roy S. Schestowitz The Holy Bible: http://www.gtk.org/documentation.html
    > http://Schestowitz.com | RHAT Linux | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
    > 21:05:01 up 7 days, 21:45, 2 users, load average: 1.53, 1.11, 0.86
    > http://iuron.com - Open Source knowledge engine project


    libbeagle.so is a C library - therefore, has nothing to do with Mono other
    then the Beagle search tool calls into it for some of it's functionality. It
    in no way is dependant on mono, afik.

    --
    Tom Shelton

  8. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

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    ____/ Linonut on Friday 11 July 2008 19:11 : \____

    > * Homer peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >
    >> So I've reached the conclusion that it'd be a waste of time to fork
    >> certain project at this point, especially as there are so many other
    >> choices out their.
    >>
    >> My next round of distro upgrades will see me move to KDE. Permanently.

    >
    > I'm already on fluxbox, but, like XFce, will keep using GTK. I wonder
    > what Stallman thinks of all this.


    http://www.mail-archive.com/foundati.../msg02625.html

    - --
    ~~ Best of wishes

    Roy S. Schestowitz The Holy Bible: http://www.gtk.org/documentation.html
    http://Schestowitz.com | RHAT Linux | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
    21:05:01 up 7 days, 21:45, 2 users, load average: 1.53, 1.11, 0.86
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  9. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Homer

    wrote
    on Fri, 11 Jul 2008 22:08:13 +0100
    :
    > Verily I say unto thee, that Tom Shelton spake thusly:
    >
    >> For, hell's sake - the FSF has there own .NET implementation...
    >> DotGNU. What can he say?

    >
    > Stallman is wrong about DotGNU:
    >
    >
    > DotGNU?s motivations include stopping Microsoft from achieving
    > monopolistic control of web services. Getting people to adopt C#
    > probably isn?t a good way of accomplishing this. Every Java devotee that
    > dotGNU converts to the C# cause is actually increasing Microsoft?s
    > stronghold.
    >
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/02..._dotgnu_whats/
    >


    Personally, I find C# interesting, but Java is far more
    comfortable. Of course part of Java's comfort level is
    simply because it's been around longer, and one now knows
    about its many blemishes (some of which Sun has attempted
    to fix). For its part C# has some problems, and feels
    overly complicated; one might even be far better off using
    gsoap, for example -- an ANSI C SOAP implementation.

    I'm still hoping for a true opensource Java. I think Java
    1.6 source has been released under a rather restrictive
    license, but would have to look.

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Useless C/C++ Programming Idea #1123133:
    void f(FILE * fptr, char *p) { fgets(p, sizeof(p), fptr); }
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  10. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    * Tom Shelton peremptorily fired off this memo:

    > On 2008-07-11, Linonut wrote:
    >> * Homer peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >>
    >>> So I've reached the conclusion that it'd be a waste of time to fork
    >>> certain project at this point, especially as there are so many other
    >>> choices out their.
    >>>
    >>> My next round of distro upgrades will see me move to KDE. Permanently.

    >>
    >> I'm already on fluxbox, but, like XFce, will keep using GTK. I wonder
    >> what Stallman thinks of all this.

    >
    > For, hell's sake - the FSF has there own .NET implementation... DotGNU. What
    > can he say?


    This, for example, on C#:

    http://www.fsfeurope.org/documents/r...-03-09.en.html

    Q1: I'm interested in hearing your opinion on the relationship between
    Mono and GNOME.

    Richard Stallman: Mono is a free implementation of Microsoft's language
    C#. Microsoft has declared itself our enemy and we know that
    Microsoft is getting patents on some features of C#. So I think
    it's dangerous to use C#, and it may be dangerous to use Mono.
    There's nothing wrong with Mono. Mono is a free implementation of
    a language that users use. It's good to provide free
    implementations. We should have free implementations of every
    language. But, depending on it is dangerous, and we better not do
    that.

    Although it does sound like he wants to avoid a Microsoft .NET:

    http://lwn.net/2002/features/rms.php3

    We have done a lot to improve GNU and GNU/Linux since then, such as
    developing GNOME, rewriting GNU libc to support GNU/Linux, and
    funding the start of Debian. More of this remains to be done: for
    instance, DotGNU aims to extend GNU facilities in a direction that
    many users are likely to want; GNU Classpath and GCJ are developing a
    free platform for running Java programs, while DotGNU is working to
    replace Microsoft.NET.

    Looks like Microsoft is taking its usual cavalier attitude towards
    standards:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DotGNU

    The main goal of the DotGNU project and the Microsoft Shared Source
    CLI (Rotor) code base is to provide a class library that is 100%
    Common Language Specification compliant. In contrast, the main goal
    of another free software/open source CLI implementation, the Mono
    Project, is to provide 100% compatible class libraries for both the
    CLS specification and with the class library currently released by
    Microsoft for their other proprietary version of .NET, which the
    DotGNU project claims is not currently fully ECMA CLS compliant.

    Interestingly enough, the FSF gives dotGNU a high priority!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Pr...ority_projects

    The FSF maintains a list of "high priority projects" to which the
    Foundation claims that "there is a vital need to draw the free
    software community's attention".[15] The FSF considers these projects
    "important because computer users are continually being seduced into
    using non-free software, because there is no adequate free
    replacement."

    Sounds like their given you rubbers to use with the Microsoft harlot.

    --
    There's small choice in rotten apples.
    -- William Shakespeare, "The Taming of the Shrew"

  11. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    * Tom Shelton peremptorily fired off this memo:

    > On 2008-07-11, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >> ____/ Linonut on Friday 11 July 2008 19:11 : \____
    >>>
    >>> I'm already on fluxbox, but, like XFce, will keep using GTK. I wonder
    >>> what Stallman thinks of all this.

    >>
    >> http://www.mail-archive.com/foundati.../msg02625.html

    >
    > libbeagle.so is a C library - therefore, has nothing to do with Mono other
    > then the Beagle search tool calls into it for some of it's functionality. It
    > in no way is dependant on mono, afik.


    Try marking beagle (not libbeagle) for installation. You'll see a lot
    of libmono libraries added as dependencies.

    Okay, next. Right now, it doesn't look like Gnome-desktop depends on
    mono. If de Icaza rewrites Gnome (whether to base it on .NET or not),
    that's a big step backward for Gnome, unless they can handle it at least
    as well as the KDE team handled their rewrite.

    I've lost interest in one project, TaskJuggler, because they've decided
    to rewrite this C++ application -- in Ruby.

    --
    Fortune's Real-Life Courtroom Quote #18:

    Q: Are you married?
    A: No, I'm divorced.
    Q: And what did your husband do before you divorced him?
    A: A lot of things I didn't know about.

  12. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    Tony(UK) wrote:

    > 4. Not a 'buntu clone, not based on Mandriva, Slackware, Red Hat or
    > Suse, so I'm sure there will be many here awaiting you report.


    Here's a Pardus report for you:

    "When I say locks up. I really do mean locks up. The entire machine
    freezes for secconds at a time with no activity, then it will suddenly
    spring back into life. I was just installing a package and the machine
    froze up for 5 secconds, then came back to life."

    http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=7659






  13. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Homer

    wrote
    on Sat, 12 Jul 2008 00:24:26 +0100
    :
    > Verily I say unto thee, that The Ghost In The Machine spake thusly:
    >
    >> Personally, I find C# interesting, but Java is far more comfortable.

    >
    > Any technical advances in C# over Java (and there are plenty) are
    > completely negated by Microsoft's sinister motives.


    Does give one pause, and I don't see any technical
    advantages/advances anyway. C# might have a slightly
    saner generics and collection implementation, but that's
    about it...and List.get(int) isn't *that* bad, especially
    since most developers use Vector or ArrayList as an
    implementation anyway.

    Nor does C# have dynamic ("JIT") optimization.

    >
    >> I'm still hoping for a true opensource Java. I think Java 1.6 source
    >> has been released under a rather restrictive license, but would have
    >> to look.

    >
    > IcedTea: The First 100% Compliant Open-Source Java
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | This week it was announced that the RedHat-initiated IcedTea project,
    > | along with OpenJDK, has reached 100% compliance with the Java Test
    > | Compatibility Kit (TCK), officially becoming the first completely
    > | open-source (GPL-licensed) Java implementation to pass the TCK.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.infoq.com/news/2008/06/icedtea_tck
    >


    Interesting; I'll have to check it out.

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    /dev/signature: No such file or directory
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  14. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    Homer wrote:

    > Any technical advances in C# over Java (and there are plenty)


    Left side of idiot "advocates" mouths: MS doesn't innovate
    Right side of idiot "advocates" mouths: C# has plenty of technical advances
    over Java



    > are completely negated by Microsoft's sinister motives.


    Sinister in your paranoid, childish mind.




  15. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, DFS

    wrote
    on Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:24:02 -0400
    :
    > Homer wrote:
    >
    >> Any technical advances in C# over Java (and there are plenty)

    >
    > Left side of idiot "advocates" mouths: MS doesn't innovate
    > Right side of idiot "advocates" mouths: C# has plenty of technical advances
    > over Java
    >


    C# is one of the few Microsoft innovations
    (Metafiles are another) which actually work.

    >
    >
    >> are completely negated by Microsoft's sinister motives.

    >
    > Sinister in your paranoid, childish mind.
    >


    There are patent issues in C#. At least with Linux's over
    200+ patent issues[*], one might have a fighting chance
    at correcting them.
    [*] Microsoft identifies at least 235, and another group
    has identified 280 or so potential patent headaches.
    Neither group has seen fit to publish the detailed patent
    lists, however, or suggest repairs to the product(s).

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Windows Vista. Now in nine exciting editions. Try them all!
    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  16. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, DFS

    wrote
    on Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:18:16 -0400
    :
    > Tony(UK) wrote:
    >
    >> 4. Not a 'buntu clone, not based on Mandriva, Slackware, Red Hat or
    >> Suse, so I'm sure there will be many here awaiting you report.

    >
    > Here's a Pardus report for you:
    >
    > "When I say locks up. I really do mean locks up. The entire machine
    > freezes for secconds at a time with no activity, then it will suddenly
    > spring back into life. I was just installing a package and the machine
    > froze up for 5 secconds, then came back to life."
    >
    > http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=7659
    >


    Yep, gotta be a Linux issue. There's only one thing
    for it: buy Vista Ultimate.

    :-P

    I'll admit to wondering if there's a disk spinlock or
    some such in there, though. My nx9010 doesn't freeze,
    but it does bog down under heavy disk activity.

    --
    #191, ewill3@earthlink.net
    Windows Vista. Now in nine exciting editions. Try them all!
    ** Posted from http://www.teranews.com **

  17. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    The Ghost In The Machine wrote:

    > C# is one of the few Microsoft innovations
    > (Metafiles are another) which actually work.


    ODBC is another.




  18. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    The Ghost In The Machine wrote:


    > Yep, gotta be a Linux issue. There's only one thing
    > for it: buy Vista Ultimate.


    Vista Ultimate and Office 2007 and SQL Server vs Pardus and OpenOffice and
    MySQL?

    I'm gonna have to noodle on that one for a long time...




    > I'll admit to wondering if there's a disk spinlock or
    > some such in there, though. My nx9010 doesn't freeze,
    > but it does bog down under heavy disk activity.


    What distro is stinking it up?




  19. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    On 2008-07-11, Linonut wrote:
    > * Tom Shelton peremptorily fired off this memo:
    >
    >> On 2008-07-11, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>> ____/ Linonut on Friday 11 July 2008 19:11 : \____
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm already on fluxbox, but, like XFce, will keep using GTK. I wonder
    >>>> what Stallman thinks of all this.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.mail-archive.com/foundati.../msg02625.html

    >>
    >> libbeagle.so is a C library - therefore, has nothing to do with Mono other
    >> then the Beagle search tool calls into it for some of it's functionality. It
    >> in no way is dependant on mono, afik.

    >
    > Try marking beagle (not libbeagle) for installation. You'll see a lot
    > of libmono libraries added as dependencies.
    >


    As would be expected... Beagle is a mono app. libbeagle is a C library that
    Beagle uses for some of it's functionality. libbeagle doesn't relay on mono.

    > Okay, next. Right now, it doesn't look like Gnome-desktop depends on
    > mono. If de Icaza rewrites Gnome (whether to base it on .NET or not),
    > that's a big step backward for Gnome, unless they can handle it at least
    > as well as the KDE team handled their rewrite.
    >


    1) de Icaza has no control of the Gnome foundation. He is a founding member,
    does not really control it anymore. So, what he may or may not want is
    irrelavant.

    2) Gnome will never be based on .NET - it might however be based on Mono.
    That may seem a distinction without a difference, but in fact it is not. I'm
    fairly certain that they will not be as stupid as to use any of the .NET
    specific portions of the mono libraries in Gnome... I would assume they will
    use the Mono specific stuff, like GTK#

    --
    Tom Shelton

  20. Re: [News] GNOME 2.30 Will be GNOME 3.0 (Version # Bump)

    On 2008-07-11, Homer wrote:
    > Verily I say unto thee, that Tom Shelton spake thusly:
    >
    >> libbeagle.so is a C library - therefore, has nothing to do with Mono
    >> other then the Beagle search tool calls into it for some of it's
    >> functionality. It in no way is dependant on mono, afik.

    >
    > That's more than a little disingenuous, since libbeagle's entire purpose
    > is to provide bindings to Beagle, without which it is rather pointless.
    >
    > The fact is that I do not want Mono, nor any of it's supporting
    > infrastructure (regardless of what language those supporting libraries
    > are written in) anywhere near my systems. A lot of other people concur.
    >
    > Also it seems that Debajyoti Bera (Beagle) is as determined to poison
    > Free Software with .NET as de Icaza:
    >
    >
    > We would be extremely happy if beagle only used C# for all its
    > operations. Unfortunately, we have to depend on a lot of C libraries for
    > indexing certain files.
    >
    >
    > http://slated.org/free_software_diseased_by_mono
    >


    So, let me get this straight, a library writen in C and licensed under
    the GPL is unacceptable because it happend to be written to support a
    Mono based application (libbeagle is not part of the Mono infrastructure)?
    And because of that, it can never be used by another application developer who
    might find some of it's functionality useful?

    Seems a bit exterem to me...

    --
    Tom Shelton

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