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Re: jigdo 0.5.2

On Sat 01 Sep, Richard Atterer wrote:
> Hello all,

> Jigsaw Download 0.5.2 has been released. jigdo is my proposed
> replacement for the pseudo image kit.

> As always, please try this out and give me feedback! I finally got
> around to writing some documentation, but found it very hard to
> describe in a nutshell what jigdo does. Do any questions remain when
> you read the following introduction?

>        Jigsaw Download, or short jigdo,

you counld mention pronunciation somewhere (here?) - I presume a short 'i' as
in jigsaw, but the o at the end is not clear. 'do' as in 'to do something' or
'do' as in 'doe a deer, a female deer'? Or perhaps the author has no opinion
on the matter (this stuff doesn't matter until you are trying to drive
apt-get via voice control :-)

apart from that - it seems quite clear. Mentioning the .jigdo file earlier
in the description might possibly be beneficial as I found my wondering 'but
how?' until the end. And presumably it should say that this file lists which
'other servers' should be used.

> I need your help!
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Does anybody out there have any experience with coding cross-platform
> GUI applications? Even if you don't want to lend me a hand coding (you
> would be most welcome!), it would be very useful if I had an expert or
> two who I could turn to if any problems come up.

Not personally but the Survex project (http://www.survex.com/ ) with which I
am closely involved does and I can point you at Mark Shinwell for advice. We
picked wxwindows for the cross-platform GUI after consiering several.

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