On 7/22/07, John Joyce <dangerwillrobinsondanger / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Jul 21, 2007, at 7:29 PM, Robert Dober wrote:
>
> > On 7/21/07, John Joyce <dangerwillrobinsondanger / gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> On Jul 21, 2007, at 11:29 AM, Robert Dober wrote:
> >>
> >> > On 7/21/07, Chad Perrin <perrin / apotheon.com> wrote:
> >> >> On Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 01:27:20PM +0900, John Joyce wrote:
> >> >> > On Jul 20, 2007, at 10:44 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >TextMate has a much bigger weakness ... it only runs on a
> >> Mac. :(
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > That's hardly a weakness. The developer doesn't want to be
> >> bothered
> >> >> > with developing for other systems. If you've used Xcode and
> >> >> Inteface
> >> >> > Builder  (or NeXTStep before) can you blame him?
> >> >>
> >> >> It's a big enough weakness that I won't use it for that very
> >> >> reason.  The
> >> >> way I see it, any requirement to use an OS that I don't much like
> >> >> is a
> >> >> weakness of the application in question.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> > But there is a TextMate Bundle compatible Windows app in the
> >> works
> >> >> > from another developer who is getting much support from the
> >> >> TextMate
> >> >> > maker!
> >> >> > Much like the long wait for the OS X Ruby one-click-installer
> >> >> (tried
> >> >> > it today, works like a charm),
> >> >> > the Windows crowd will soon have it's own equivalent... (minus
> >> >> the OS)
> >> >>
> >> >> Whee . . . even worse than having to use a Mac.
> >> >>
> >> >> This is just one man's opinion, of course.
> >> > + 42! (yes ! means what you think it does ;)
> >> >
> >> > IOW there is no doubt TextMate is a great piece of SW, it is not
> >> Open
> >> > Source, for some of us this is a big burden.
> >> > And for those who think it is not, just imagine there will be no
> >> > TextMate around anymore in some future time...
> >> >
> >> > Robert
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > I always knew that one day Smalltalk would replace Java.
> >> > I just didn't know it would be called Ruby
> >> > -- Kent Beck
> >> >
> >> Open source is nice sometimes, but it isn't the most important thing
> >> to everyone.
> >> There's no need to ignore software because it's closed source.
> > It is the only means to assure persistence, if X who has the copyright
> > of TextMate decides that there will be no more TextMate, than there
> > will be no more TextMate.
> > Hopefully that will never happen but it is a legal fact.
> > That is the only point I wanted to make.
> >
> > Robert
> >
> > --
> Big Deal!
> If X who has ownership of the software decides to axe it, then X axes
> it!
> That's life. Not a problem. Use what you like and can use. If it
> becomes unavailable or outdated, then so be it.
> What software doesn't eventually either get updated or outdated?
> Neither is a reason not to use something.
>
>
I might have expressed myself imprecisely AAMOF Chad understood
completely what I meant and his given the correct answsers concerning
this already.
As for being DRY I will not answer therefore ;).

Robert


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