[Melbourne-pm] Desktop environments

michael milewski saramic at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 14:45:24 PST 2007

hmm, I thought everyone would be moving up to Vista with word recognition

Video: Writing Perl Scripts Using Vista Speech Recognition

On 2/14/07, Hamish Carpenter <Hamish.Carpenter at its.monash.edu.au> wrote:
> Kirrily Robert wrote:
> > A question for those of you working full-time in Perl development: may I
> > enquire as to the size of your team, and what desktop environment(s)
> your
> > team uses?
> I work at Monash University on their portal which is written in mod_perl
> and HTML::Mason. We have a team of approximately 12 developers, including 3
> senior developers.
> All development work occurs (via ssh) on our development server which is
> running Linux (like what Gerard said).
> Most developers run the Monash SOE (standard operating environment) which
> is currently Windows XP SP2. They predominately use PuTTY to ssh into the
> development server and edit code using Vim. A single developer uses the
> Komodo IDE which is x-forwarded to windows from the development server
> (these are the only editors installed on the development server).
> Oddly enough (IMHO) for a team of perl developers, only two people run
> linux (ubuntu) as their primary operating system. Of these two, one uses vim
> remotely and the other uses eclipse with the EPIC perl editor plug in via an
> NFS mount to get local access to the files. The people using linux use
> remote desktop to test web developments in Internet Explorer and to use .
> hamish
> *disclaimer*
> i am the odd one out who uses linux but runs eclipse. i run linux as we do
> not have full control of our development environment and it is difficult to
> test perl modules without asking our systems administrator to install them.
> i use eclipse because i like editing with tabs (like browsing with tabs in
> firefox).
> >
> > Also, can anyone tell me what desktop environments are in use among
> > developers at Yahoo or Google in Australia?
> >
> > I have hypothesized that most Perl development shops use Linux desktops
> or
> > offer the developers a choice, but I'm wondering how correct that is.
> >
> > K.
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