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Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Personal agenda and using non-libre facilities

From: Raphael Mack
Subject: Re: [Liberty-eiffel] Personal agenda and using non-libre facilities
Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:43:44 +0200


Am Donnerstag, den 06.06.2013, 15:10 +0200 schrieb Paolo Redaelli: 
> First of all I meekly apologize for my almost total silence:

No apologizes please. You are here for fun and it's up to you how much
time you can and want to provide. I'm happy for every line of code you
write and if it is only one a month - hey, this more than about 100
other eiffel developers in this world (or are there even more?) 
> With this library I hope to quickly provide wrappers for all the
> libraries having support for GIR (Gobject Introspection Repository):
> cairo, gdk, gtk, gio, glib and many others.

> After that I will move to the rest of GNU libraries, starting with GSL
> where Raphael already made remarkable work in the past. 

oh, this was not much, just a few lines. Most of the time I used for
setup the first version of ET - which is not in use anymore, but is
rewritten from scratch and, if you remember I even promised to rewrite
it again - then in Eiffel. But one after the other... -> You should take
this motto serious, too. Your list is long.

> That's far too much.... I think I will stick to a "eat-my-own-dogfood"
> attitude, i.e.: writing only Eiffel applications and wrapping the
> libraries I need that are implemented in C or C++

Actually, I'm convinced, that this is the recipe for success: wrap those
libraries you personally need or want to use. Then, you'll have fun AND
success which leads to even more fun. Just wrapping because you think it
would be important to have a wrapper for this and that is nice, but I
think it's hard to stay long-term-motivated. We have an issue tracker on
savannah, which may be used for feature requests like a wrapper for XY.
If someone needs a wrapper he will ask for it.

Chin up and have fun! 

BTW.: If you want me to enlarge you todolist, let me put "write a short
blogpost about: development is going on - the first liberty release
expected this summer - and GNU status" on and: keep it short.

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