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View Poll Results: have you ever written a program for linux?
yes, heaps, probably you are using one of mine. 2 4.17%
yes, only a few 20 41.67%
me is trying but is still a long way to go. 19 39.58%
what? no, i can't even boil an egg! 7 14.58%
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:05 AM   #1
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have you ever written a program for linux?


hi everyone,

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?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:54 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 04:58 AM   #3
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how can you write programs its impossible
 
Old 11-24-2003, 06:07 AM   #4
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Nah it isn't impossible

Give my mum the materials and a sewing machine and she can make any kind of clothes, but to me that looks impossible. It's just stuff you learn.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 08:21 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by 8nasmith
how can you write programs its impossible
sounds like the m$ mantra.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:32 AM   #6
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Originally posted by 8nasmith
how can you write programs its impossible
What? So all the programs we have now just magically appeared here for us to use.. Hmmmm...
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:38 AM   #7
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What? So all the programs we have now just magically appeared here for us to use.. Hmmmm...
no, they grow on trees, like apple tree, orange tree and ham tree.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 05:26 PM   #8
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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.
(hem...)
If you're feeling overwhelmed, try simple html first. will give you good habits.

titanium_geek
 
Old 11-25-2003, 11:26 PM   #9
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"have you written any?"

Yes.

http://users.rcn.com/srstites/LifeBo...home.page.html

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Old 11-26-2003, 12:03 AM   #10
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Does writing some second rate shell scripts that get used by a half dozen people where I work every day count?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:00 AM   #11
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Quote:
how can you write programs its impossible
So all the programs we have just sprouted from seeds?
I think your a microsoft spy... Hmmmm...
What do you guys think?... Should we lynch him?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:22 AM   #12
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"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.


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Old 11-26-2003, 09:45 AM   #13
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Originally posted by WindowsBurner
So all the programs we have just sprouted from seeds?
I think your a microsoft spy... Hmmmm...
What do you guys think?... Should we lynch him?
No!

Quote:
Originally posted by titanium_geek
and to 8nasmith... seriously: programmers are gods on earth who came down to write this stuff for us. RIGHT!! guess you're an idiot.
(hem...)
And lets refrain from calling others names please.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:24 AM   #14
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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?
 
Old 11-26-2003, 11:46 AM   #15
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I don't think 8asmith thought writing programs was literally impossible... I think it goes with the poll selection of... "what? no, i can't even boil an egg!"

Lighten up guys

-Shade
 
  


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