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since linux is sort of a community program. people would write softwares and upload them for other to use.
i am wondering how many people from this forum have written any sort of program for linux and distribute it to the public.
i, myself is a newbie, so writing a program is pretty much unthinkable.
so how about you guys? have you written any?
I am in the process of writing one, but it is of special interest only to me. I have a load of old tracker files from my old Archimedes which I wanted to be able to play on my Linux machine. No such player exists so I am writing one. I probably will release it (what the hell) even if no-one is in the slightest bit interested - can't hurt after all.
I can program lots of stuff.. in html. I'm learning java, but on a windows platform. (no flames, please, it's really a sob story)
I plan to make a email client/text editor soon. Before the end of the year.
and to 8nasmith... seriously: programmers are gods on earth who came down to write this stuff for us. RIGHT!! guess you're an idiot.
If you're feeling overwhelmed, try simple html first. will give you good habits.
"Does writing some second rate shell scripts that get used by a half dozen people where I work every day count?"
If they are useful for half a dozen people at your location then there are probably a lot of people in the world who could use the scripts. You could write some first rate generalized versions that work on any distribution (This is usually more difficult than writing the original script) and post them on the web under the GPL.
I was just kidding about the lynching .... lol..
If he doesn't understand making programs then we should enlighten .. not make fun of him.. sorry 8asmith.... I'll refrain from the like of wich I posted from here on....
But maybe you could be more specific? How do you mean making programs is impossible?