[openbeos] Re: Visual Design for R1?

  • From: "Solaja, Zenja" <solaja@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 11:34:10 +1000

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Phipps [mailto:mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, 4 September 2003 10:09 AM
To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [openbeos] Re: Visual Design for R1?

-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Jaesler [mailto:erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, 4 September 2003 10:12 AM
To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [openbeos] Re: Visual Design for R1?]

As a bystander (I know, shame on me), I get a warm and fuzzy feeling
monitoring a lot of the OBOS lists due to the level of professionalism and
'common' sense which the OBOS contributers have.  The mentality isn't like
in the Linux community, where everyone's a cool hacker, a hero, who can
quickly hack a solution to get something working.  Over here, there are cool
heads who review, design, plan, defend etc. each design decision, and the
overall product just seems to be more professional and coherent.  It brings
tears to my eyes to see such commitment and vision (and passion) in this
project.  You're all on the right track, thats great!!!!!

One of the biggest flaws with any OSS project is that each project reaches a
80% complete stage, then the developers move to something cooler and more
interesting (adding features, themes, whatever), never properly finishing
the project.  With the vision and commitment shown in the OBOS team, it
looks as if this project wont suffer from the 80% complex.  R1 is a worthy
goal - stick to your guns.  It doesn't need to be kick-ass, it only needs to
Be.  Likewise, R2 doesn't need to kick-ass, almost everyone will settle for
bringing the OS up-to-date (compared to other open OS's).  R3 is where the
magic starts....

This journey is incredible.  Proud to be a bystander :-)  (shame, shame)

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