[Oberon] Re. cooperative bug-fixing and refining.

easlab at absamail.co.za easlab at absamail.co.za
Sun Oct 26 11:15:46 CET 2003

edgar at edgarschwarz.de wrote:
> Now I have a question for Chris. On
> http://webdav.ethz.ch/ there is a running
> DeltaV server you can access with Bluebottle.
> Would you count this as support for cooperative
> bug-fixing or not ?
> If not why not ? What's missing ?
> BTW, I think you really should consider giving
> Bluebottle a try.
> Perhaps Pieter will create a final NO release, but
> there is no date AFAIK.
> Also you can't expect many people to still use NO in
> the future.

Well I just see a list of directories which I can't enter with
the 3 (successivley refined) methods which I used to approach it:
 WebVia email, Desktops.OpenDoc ^ , Linux: lynx !!
What happened to "any browser" ?
Any thing only accessible by (non standard) Bluebottle is not for me.

> So why do you hesitate to give Bluebottle a try ? No time ? 
> No Pentium processor ?

Both: observations suggest that Bluebottle will fail the cost-benefit
test.  Have I told about "the boys that are always polishing their
vehichle, but never make a proper journey" ?   
Nativeoberon is a work-horse for me, not a toy.

Pieter Muller <pieter.muller at alumni.ethz.ch> wrote:
> > Earlier this year I started setting up a home for Native Oberon on 
> > SourceForge.  The only source currently in the CVS repository is 
> > CvsClient, a module to convert Oberon texts to ASCII with markup.
> If there is enough interest I'll continue setting this up.
> See http://nativeoberon.sf.net

Also at http://nativeoberon.sf.net, I saw nothing of substance.

> On www.zonnon.ethz.ch there is a buglist (Even if it contains no bugs yet)
> Anybody of the NO or Aos maintainers interested in providing something 
> like that ?

Again nothing of substance. 
I want 'meat'; not "life is better with coke".

It seems that people are just 'establishing a presence' without
contributing value ?

== Chris Glur.

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