[Pipet Users] Khoros and Cantata

Nicolas Chauvat Nicolas.Chauvat at logilab.fr
Mon Feb 12 05:53:10 EST 2001

> ! Linux has a chance because it is technically far superior. By
> reiterating old technology Linux sure wouldn't beat everything
> else speedwise, for example.

For what I know, Linux isn't superior to some BSD flavors speedwise... but
I'm a Linux enthusiast too :-)

> > Freshmeat, we'll be turning up the volume quite a bit (no pun about audio
> > processing intended).
> You may do it - or not. I don't think that it makes a real difference.
> The popularity comes automatically when the bundle of projects piper
> comes with solve a lot of problems no other product can solve. It is
> much more important to finally make some sort of distribution ( maybe
> by bundling in the stuff it needs as prerequisites and make an overall
> makefile, so that the ./configure - make - make install procedure
> works without a hitch on just about any *nix system ). And much more
> and more detailed documentation is required.

We announced Narval on Freshmeat 4 months ago and got few contributions
since then. Times have changed: there is tons of free software out there
and not everybody hooked up to the net is a hacker anymore... when people
download stuff, they most probably trash it if the install isn't smooth
and the basic features don't work out of the box. And as for most free
software projects, what we'll get are testers/users, not programmers...
but testers/users are great, so that's fine :-) My point is that package
and documentation are indispensable to get the user base to start growing
and this is what Piper really lacks at this point.

Nicolas Chauvat

http://www.logilab.com - "Mais où est donc Ornicar ?" - LOGILAB, Paris (France)

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