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jeremy 12-16-2013 09:10 PM

Welcome to the 2013 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
 
Welcome to the 2013 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. The categories have been chosen, the nominees have been posted and I'm happy to announce that the polls are now open. To vote, visit http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ce-awards-109/ and select your entry in each category. If you have any suggestions for additions or modifications to poll nominees, please post in the thread for the poll in question. Any general suggestions should be posted in this thread.

A couple comments:

* We do realize that some polls have nominees that are not directly comparable. There are already over 30 polls. If we got down to the granularity some members would like to see, there would be 100's if not 1000's of polls. That would be a net decline in the usefulness of the awards IMHO. We try to strike the best balance we can, and do modify the polls and nominees every year, based on feedback. If you have any suggestions on how the polls can be improved, do let us know.

* There are no set in stone guidelines for voting. Our recommendation is to base your vote on which application you found most valuable to you in 2013, along with which project you feel made the largest improvements in 2013. That being said, in the end the criteria is up to you.

* Posting a comment is optional, but do be aware that for your vote to count you have to select an option and click the "Vote Now" button (regardless of whether you have left a comment or not).

* You must have at least one post to be able to vote.

* All polls will close on February 4th at 12PM LQST.

Congratulations to all nominees and good luck!

--jeremy

ashwin_cse 12-17-2013 09:57 AM

Lock catageory ordering
 
Hi Jeremy,

Currently the list of categories keep changing based upon the last post made. I feel it would be helpful if the order of categories remain constant and dont keep changing. For example if window manager category is at 3rd in the list, i think it would be better if it remained at 3rd position.

HTH
ashwin

30kerubo 12-17-2013 10:48 AM

I am starting to learn to use Linux (CentOS and Ubuntu) and it has been an interesting experience need to learn and spend time to build my skills

jeremy 12-17-2013 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashwin_cse (Post 5082437)
Hi Jeremy,

Currently the list of categories keep changing based upon the last post made. I feel it would be helpful if the order of categories remain constant and dont keep changing. For example if window manager category is at 3rd in the list, i think it would be better if it remained at 3rd position.

While "Last Post" is the default, you can sort individual fora in any order you like by clicking on the category header at the top.

--jeremy

taurolyon 12-17-2013 11:01 AM

Hi Jeremy,

I'm a long time reader of this forum, but I don't normally post here. I'd like to participate in the polls. I made a post, however it is not allow me to vote.

~Tauro

jeremy 12-17-2013 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taurolyon (Post 5082486)
Hi Jeremy,

I'm a long time reader of this forum, but I don't normally post here. I'd like to participate in the polls. I made a post, however it is not allow me to vote.

There may be a very small delay in-between making your first post and your account being updated to allow you to vote.

--jeremy

Fnux 12-17-2013 05:45 PM

Hi Jeremy,

I would have liked to see a poll about web server of the year.

jeremy 12-17-2013 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fnux (Post 5082781)
Hi Jeremy,

I would have liked to see a poll about web server of the year.

Web Server of the Year was a category last year. While we decided against including it this year it's possible we'll include it again in a future year.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175441875/

--jeremy

pjhurst 12-17-2013 07:09 PM

LMDE Rulz!
 
Just kidding. It is great, but I am just making a first post. I would really be interested in Linux desktop/laptop usage statistics by distribution. There doesn't seem to be any simple way to randomly sample the population.

Fnux 12-18-2013 05:02 AM

Hi Jeremy,

There are some newcomers around in the web server arena as well as improved ones and that's why I asked for this poll since a bunch of things are now on the net (including cloud stuffs).

I've been using G-WAN for almost 3 years and I recently benchmarked it Vs. Apache2, Cherokee, Lighttpd, Monkey and Nginx (this last one being the fastest of the previous 4).

I know that some "geeks" will argue: "Hey, it's a free shareware but not open source!" like if they never use proprietary tools (video drivers, flash readers, mp3 codec, etc.) and as well as if they are able to modify the Apache2 or Nginx code!

So, I don't care if it's closed source or not since it's free, 2 to 3 times faster, delivers over 3 times more requests per second and needs less CPU and RAM resources than the best Nginx (see the benchmark here).

Further, G-WAN allows you to develop your web2 sites or rich web apps using 16 different programming languages. Just take the one you're more comfortable with from ANSI C, ASM, C++, C# (Mono), Go, Gnustep, Java, Javascript server side (NodeJS), Lua, Objective C, Objective C++, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby or Scala (and more are on the road such as PH7 or QB64).

Even more, there is absolutely no headache with configuration files. Just unzip the G-WAN folder and it runs instantly.

Want to make a more complete test, I wrote an install script to help setting up all the available languages as well as all the dependencies used by the sample servlets here.

Cheers.

mjjzf 12-18-2013 07:00 AM

No mail clients?

jeremy 12-18-2013 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjjzf (Post 5083209)
No mail clients?

With most people using web mail and many popular Open Source email clients in "maintenance mode", we decided to drop the category a couple years ago.

--jeremy

teresaejunior 12-19-2013 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 5083310)
With most people using web mail and many popular Open Source email clients in "maintenance mode", we decided to drop the category a couple years ago.

--jeremy

I'm sorry to say that, Jeremy, no offense meant, but you are a bit clueless... Many many people use desktop/CLI email clients, much more than server related stuff. And also, even Stallman recommends repeatedly, and I agree with him, that you should avoid keeping your personal data in the cloud.

"Image viewer", "document viewer (PDF, PS)", "P2P application (including torrent)", "notetaking application (including personal wiki and journal)", and "best shell interpreter" are some categories of applications that don't appear in any of the polls.

Including them would increase awareness for some worthy applications and help boosting new projects! Sorry for repeating myself!

Linux.tar.gz 12-19-2013 06:01 AM

No more "Open Source device of the year" ?

jeremy 12-19-2013 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teresaejunior (Post 5083777)
I'm sorry to say that, Jeremy, no offense meant, but you are a bit clueless... Many many people use desktop/CLI email clients, much more than server related stuff. And also, even Stallman recommends repeatedly, and I agree with him, that you should avoid keeping your personal data in the cloud.

Indeed many people do; I still use pine. The fact is the the poll saw very low participation and was not very competitive. With only 30ish polls per year we felt it was best to rotate it out in favor of something else. Based on feedback it's possible we'll include email clients in the messaging category next year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by teresaejunior (Post 5083777)
"Image viewer", "document viewer (PDF, PS)", "P2P application (including torrent)", "notetaking application (including personal wiki and journal)", and "best shell interpreter" are some categories of applications that don't appear in any of the polls.

Including them would increase awareness for some worthy applications and help boosting new projects! Sorry for repeating myself!

Some of those have been categories in the past. We have a window for suggesting new poll categories, but do not add new polls once the MCA's have started. Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy


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