Re: a wishlist [Re: getting things moving]

  • From: ozan s yigit <oz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wilyfans@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 14:05:22 -0400


[draft elided]

> > I cc'ed this message to russ cox to see what the situation is with the 
> > plan9 graphics library under different platforms; i know some pieces have
> > been running under windows and X, and it is a matter of time before acme
> > is available under linux and windows using probably a variant of libXg.
> Does the appearance of acme for non-plan9 platforms deprecate the
> raison d'être for wily? Is this a real 'threat' or just a pipe dream?

well, i don't think in those terms. wily, when used just as a clone of acme
can be replaced by a ported version of acme. but when wily is configured and
used with its facilities, it is a better unix-adopted version, and as such,
people may wish to stick with it. it is unlikely acme will have some of the
things wily now has (such as rpc) and if it did get those things, maybe
there would be no reason to keep working on wily... i dunno. time will

there are two real problems in computing: computers are too hard to use
and too hard to program. -- brian w. kernighan

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