[ABE.pm] Programming Project, maybe in Ruby
rhkramer at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 13:28:34 CST 2004
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 12:45:13 -0500, Ricardo SIGNES
<rjbs-perl-abe at lists.manxome.org> wrote:
> I won't work on non-Free software unless I'm paid, fwiw.
Understandable! This would be a project built on spec(ulation), so
any form of compensation would have to be based the same way (if we
head in the direction of non-open source -- although I keep hearing
that GPL software can be commercial and/or proprietary (I get confused
trying to follow those conversations)).
> > The project might be described as modeled after askSam, but with the
> > things I've seen since I started my sojourn into Linux, I have quite a
> > few modifications in mind.
> Can you give a bit of an explanation? I've never used "askSam."
Quoting from one of my WikiLearn pages about askSam: "askSam is a free
format database with excellent search capabilities (and some scripting
capabilities, and other stuff I won't mention (like structured data)"
See also some or all of these WikiLearn (or TWiki) pages. Some are
very incomplete, some are seemingly off topic, but either reflect a
tidbit or two about askSam, or in describing good things about, for
example, TWiki, describe things that do or should exist in askSam or
any Linux workalike:
> > The last time I used source control it was Microsoft's source safe. I
> > need to learn CVS or something better (and other modern programming
> > tools) to make the project as "professional" as possible. (The point
> > of this paragraph is that I need help learning how to use and setup
> > such tools.)
> Subversion is a simple, popular solution these days. Free, including
> its book -- both beerwise and speechwise.
Have you used (or are you familiar with) some of the other similar
tools available today -- arch, and the one Linus is using, and
others?? Any specific reasons why you'd choose subversion over the
others (well, I do know (I think) that neither arch nor the thing
Linux uses are free)?
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