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Re: Bug#139945: ITP: prokyon3 -- a multithreaded MP3 manager and tag editor for Linux.

On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 10:19:39AM +0100, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 March 2002 00:03, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> >
> > It wasn't even Gustavo's fault, he just copied from the website. But
> > the fact is that it only depends on qt3, this would already run on the
> > BSDs and will run on the Hurd soon. I just want to point out that
> > Debian is more than only Linux. I know I've a long way to go (see the
> > website for example). It's not only towards the Hurd however, it's
> > also towards *BSD. In 1 or 2 years it might well be possible to the
> > users of Debian GNU/Linux are minority in Debian. (I like positive
> > thinking ;-)
> >
> Hmmm, I see another common thing there: if the OS-core where a proggy is 
> developed on is Linux, the program is called a Linux-program. Few people 
> really care to look at what they are using ....

Yes, first of all they forget to give GNU credit. You should not do
that for RMS' ego, but because the project deserves it, they wrote a
big part of the OS and made Linux possible. Also if nobody knows where
some programs come from, they also can't see that they aren't actually
maintained upstream (which is the case for some GNU utils). Besides
those things, the GNU philosophy is also very useful and I've never
seen something like that on the big "Linux" sites (or maybe I haven't
looked carefully, that could also be the case).

Second, I wished it were only their words. In fact most programmers
don't know or don't care about portability. The amount of Linuxisms in
programs is very big, I think the amount of GNUisms is even bigger as
most developers use the GNU tools and glibc to make their programs,
they don't use Linux directly.

> However, Qt3 will run on various flavors of Posix systems (Unices, Linux, 
> MacOS 10 and eventually Hurd) as well as win32-environments, therefore I 
> suggest using 'for Qt' instead of 'for Linux'. 

Yes, I think that's ok.

> Further, I would also remove 
> the multithreaded from the description and eventually the 'MP3' when there is 
> vorbis-support.

I don't see why "multithreaded"  should be removed from the
description. The program is multithreaded and it might even be an
advantage of the program, a reason for the user to choose it.
> Wow, and I used to consider political correctness B.S. ....

I like nitpicking. ;-)))

Jeroen Dekkers
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