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Old 06-29-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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Question to programmers of Linux


Hello,

I am fairly new to Linux, LQ, and Linux Programming, but have been programming on PCs and Macs for forever and a day.

While I am seriousily enjoying Linux and coding on it, I have noticed one thing Im not liking very much.

A decent web site dedicated entirely to Linux Software Development, not distros, but actual software.

I have the server space, bandwidth, and I feel a need for such a site, it would be free, just need to register, but ideally it would have a codebase (like http://www.planetsourcecode.com/ but neater), forums, perhaps a chat area, and I was thinking of reviews of products for coders of linux such as books (which I buy alot of, as I hope other people do), new IDE, Distros, etc.

One thing that would seperate this site (if I do it, depends alot on if others see a need), from other sites, is it would be Linux only, not Windows/Linux not a mesh of everything else out there and Linux, but just for linux, if Tux uses it, it will be there. If its Bill and Steves, bye bye bye.

I really want something like this because I like the community aspect of Linux, and coding, and so far I havnt seen anything like it.

So let me know what you think, would it be something helpful to you, something you would contribute to (source code, talk on the forums), or is there something out there dedicated to linux I have missed. Its a big web out there.

Thanks.
Fale
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:02 AM   #2
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i think that is a great idea, and would love to be a part of a project such as that
i hope you get it off the ground ...
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:29 AM   #3
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Excellent,

One thing I should add, if there is anything you think the site could use, let me know.

In the spirit of Open Source its going to be everyones site.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 04:48 AM   #4
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One thing that would seperate this site (if I do it, depends alot on if others see a need), from other sites, is it would be Linux only, not Windows/Linux not a mesh of everything else out there and Linux, but just for linux, if Tux uses it, it will be there. If its Bill and Steves, bye bye bye.
Will you reject a s/w dev. tool if it runs on linux AND windows / mac os too ?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:30 AM   #5
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A dev tool, no.

So a tool like Real Basic, wouldnt be a problem for source code.

Good question tho.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:10 PM   #6
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Do you know about www.sourceforge.net or freshmeat.net

They are very much like planetsourcecode.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 01:56 PM   #7
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Yes, I know of both, and use sourceforge alot, and do read freshmeat some.

Im not a huge fan of Freshmeat. Simple is slow, and not well organized, and sourceforge, is excellent, but not enough like planetsourcecode. Its not really dedicated to developers and helping them, just providing the code.

My idea is not always complete projects, or complete open source projects (they would be welcome of course), but code, work arounds, etc. Something that would complement those sites.

Edited for wording

Last edited by Falelorn; 06-29-2004 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 04:25 PM   #8
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Sounds like a great idea!!! I have a server and I also know a little about how to be a system admin. I could help you set up ftp and http on your server, or we could even use mine. Let me know if you need help on anything. I am also pretty good at Blender, so I could render some graphics for the page if you need. I can also write CGI scripts (though I don't know html too well). If you need something: a server, webspace, programming tasks, CGI stuff, graphics, etc... Drop me an e-mail at "The_Nerd at linuxmail.org"

This sounds great!!!
 
Old 06-29-2004, 07:30 PM   #9
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Excellent, we should be ok for the server, (maybe, still checking with everything else we have on our farm), but definetly anything else would be appreciated.
 
  


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