RFC on our new initiative
mike at theoretic.com
Tue Jan 20 14:24:54 CST 2004
On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 19:56, Jeremy White wrote:
> Further, note that I
> didn't say it would run 95% of all apps *perfectly*. That, I
> think, is too much.
Ah. The small print comes out ;)
> I think back to 23 months ago when Wine barely could run MS Office,
Was it really only two years ago? Amazing. I once read that reports of
MS Word working came in first around 1995, and naively assumed that
meant it actually worked, the rest of office at least started etc.
> and where we've come to from there, and I think it's doable.
> I think it's particularly doable if Desktop Linux continues to
> accelerate and we get a bunch more help to make it happen...
Ah yes, exponentially scalable growth. Let's hope so. Graphs of cvs
commits/patch sizes would be neat. I might stick that on my (long) todo
> But I am concerned about the impact this will have on the
> appdb. I didn't really want to step on the toes of anyone
> that has been working on the appdb; that's a hard and largely
> thankless job. But I still believe in the original
> vision of the appdb (that's why I paid Jer to build it);
> I just think its going to work better in a context where
> it has a chance to pay for itself, so I can afford to pay
> someone the dirty job of keeping it up to date.
OK, I understand now. Glad that's cleared up.
> We're genuinely trying to figure out the best way forward, and we want
> to do what's best for everyone involved.
> As a result, we're very open to suggested changes.
I've not got any suggested changes really, I was just being difficult :)
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