[XForms] Re: XForms: Future xforms development
sian at sleitch.nildram.co.uk
Sun Nov 2 13:09:17 EST 2003
On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 01:35:11PM -0500, David Scriven wrote:
> # To subscribers of the xforms list from David Scriven <davidwriter at yahoo.com> :
> I suspect that the reason that Angus is not
> getting any feedback is that there are very few
> of us actively developing under XForms, so you
> are not getting the 'critical mass' that drives
> There are all sorts of reasons for this - for
> example Red Hat dropped XForms from its
> PowerTools because it was not open source (is
> there some way to encourage them to add it to
> their distro now that it is Open Source?) Also
> 0.89 was quite buggy, and its
> functionality/reliability varied from platform to
> platform and that turned a lot of people off.
> Secondly, if I knew nothing about XForms and
> wanted to get started I would probably end up on
> the XForms home page, which is horribly out of
> date, has broken links and links to 0.89, but
> none to version 1.
> My point is that if we want XForms to survive we
> have to attract users. We have to make it easy to
> for new users to get the software and the
> documentation so that they can be up and running
Well, here is one lurker who is actively developing using Xforms. I am currently
designing the Home Finance Program (`hfp') and look forward to using `fdesign'
once the filter for Algol 68 is completed (`fdtow68'). Meanwhile, I have written
some test progs for various ideas.
Software Engineer specialising in Algol 68
Algol 68 for Linux is available from
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