[Pipet Devel] Piper progress

Jarl van Katwijk jarl at xs4all.nl
Fri May 4 10:02:33 EDT 2001

> > I send an email to Mark of the other Piper project
> Erik :-)
oops.. ;-)  
Checked the outgoing email box: I did use Erik in the email I send to
him, pfeeew!

> It looks very nice.  I didn't know that you were into video encoding.
Just because I bough a DVDrom drive, I found there were no backup tools
for non-windows around. So I wrote it. I've put way more features in it
as I planned at first: much response from the 'community', so I kept on
applying patches and working on it.

> Are you planning on creating a separate code base -- going back to "GMS"?
No, not going back to the stand alone gms code. I'm talking about
putting more of the gms goals 'into' Piper.  This dont even has to be in
the Piper cvs\code three. Could be plugins orso. I like the situation of
Piper where everybody has to comply to the specifications and discuss
the features, etc. Back to GMS would mean back to coding alone and that
doesn't is a good thing.

> I hope we can get some more developers interested soon.  It can be hard
> though, when there are thousands of Open Source projects already out there.
> People are more interested in starting projects than joining them, or even
> finishing them.  But, we'll see.  Piper is interesting enough to garner a
> lot of attention.  I think it is far more interesting than GNOME or KDE, and
> I wish other people could see that it is.  This is why we need to make some
> announcements soon.
That's our dilemma: to few people to work on the Project, and to few
Project body to get more people ;)  Hope I'll be productive for Piper
soon and get that framework up and running.


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