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Old 08-06-2015, 09:29 AM   #31
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Depends on your experience. I am faster with a mixture of sh/awk and C than doing it myself in python. Although I think one day I will have a look at python. So far I never missed it :P
 
Old 08-22-2015, 12:49 PM   #32
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Myk spits out his coffee.
Really? Really?
30% means that there's a good bit of contention for that vote. Even though there are some things that VLC doesn't do easily, it does most of the more common stuff well enough.
 
Old 09-08-2015, 03:31 PM   #33
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How about including IRC clients?
 
Old 09-08-2015, 03:36 PM   #34
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How about including IRC clients?
I think there were some included in the same "Messaging Application" category as mail clients which I found a bit frustrating as I use Icedove (Debian's Thunderbird) for email all the time but also use XChat regularly and don't see them as the same category.
 
Old 09-08-2015, 06:50 PM   #35
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I think there were some included in the same "Messaging Application" category as mail clients which I found a bit frustrating as I use Icedove (Debian's Thunderbird) for email all the time but also use XChat regularly and don't see them as the same category.
Oh, I see.

So the problem is that there's a lot of apps that all handle their own little set of protocols and splitting them up in some way that makes sense is a hard problem. I'd hope that such a thing isn't being precluded on the logical conclusion that every app must be included in every category it fulfills, when consideration of community request seems to be working fine.

Is there any hope for this, or shall we just accept that Pidgin and Thunderbird will always be included in the same category?
 
Old 09-10-2015, 05:11 PM   #36
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So the problem is that there's a lot of apps that all handle their own little set of protocols and splitting them up in some way that makes sense is a hard problem. I'd hope that such a thing isn't being precluded on the logical conclusion that every app must be included in every category it fulfills, when consideration of community request seems to be working fine.

Is there any hope for this, or shall we just accept that Pidgin and Thunderbird will always be included in the same category?
There is hope. Based on feedback we've split some categories up, and will rotate which one is included in the MCA's on a yearly basis (so in your example, instead of a comprehensive Messaging category one year may be Instant Messaging clients and the next year may be IRC clients).

--jeremy
 
Old 09-11-2015, 12:59 AM   #37
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There is hope. Based on feedback we've split some categories up, and will rotate which one is included in the MCA's on a yearly basis (so in your example, instead of a comprehensive Messaging category one year may be Instant Messaging clients and the next year may be IRC clients).

--jeremy
Thanks, jeremy.
 
Old 09-11-2015, 09:57 AM   #38
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There is hope. Based on feedback we've split some categories up, and will rotate which one is included in the MCA's on a yearly basis (so in your example, instead of a comprehensive Messaging category one year may be Instant Messaging clients and the next year may be IRC clients).

--jeremy
That's good to hear; I'm looking forward to the results.
 
Old 11-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #39
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Programming Language of the Year - Python
I guess this should be in the "New Programming Language of the Year" category. It is hard to beat "C" as best language. Having said that, I agree Python has make a place for itself in education as it is a great language. New students of programming can grasp the learning curve in a much better way with Python than with C or C++.
In the end however, C and C++ were and are for a lot of reasons, top languages.

BTW to be a programmer takes real skills no matter what language you are using, I remind you that assembler is way more complex than C and takes a lot to be a good assembler programmer and yet it is not considered the top language.

The instrument is important so is the the musician, the important thing is, how satisfying is the performance.


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Old 11-09-2015, 07:44 PM   #40
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Glacierdude, c'mon...
C is practically withstanding the test of time; Python isn't even that old of a language.
C currently have wider support, a short learning curve and very powerful.

I trust C, but don't use it alone; I use C with Assembly Language for my projects.
The balance between the two can be beautiful!

Besides, why take a plane to work when you can "Work from home" writing code?
I could be wrong, but with all that green How'd you miss that one?
No harm. (lest your sidestepping holds hidden-agendas)
 
Old 11-10-2015, 02:46 PM   #41
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Smile Programming and the Programmer!

As with any worthwhile effort: "Rome was not built in a day!"

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Programming Language of the Year - Python
I guess this should be in the "New Programming Language of the Year" category. It is hard to beat "C" as best language. Having said that, I agree Python has make a place for itself in education as it is a great language. New students of programming can grasp the learning curve in a much better way with Python than with C or C++.
In the end however, C and C++ were and are for a lot of reasons, top languages.

BTW to be a programmer takes real skills no matter what language you are using, I remind you that assembler is way more complex than C and takes a lot to be a good assembler programmer and yet it is not considered the top language.

The instrument is important so is the the musician, the important thing is, how satisfying is the performance.


Regards
 
Old 11-13-2015, 05:56 AM   #42
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Lovely this Award!!
 
Old 12-09-2015, 01:48 PM   #43
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Is Slackware still maintained? I recently went to their site and the last update is from 2013? Just curious.
 
Old 12-09-2015, 01:54 PM   #44
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Is Slackware still maintained? I recently went to their site and the last update is from 2013? Just curious.
Not really the correct thread for this, but yes Slackware is still maintained. The last commit was less than a week ago: ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s.../ChangeLog.txt

--jeremy
 
Old 12-09-2015, 02:03 PM   #45
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Is Slackware still maintained? I recently went to their site and the last update is from 2013? Just curious.
The last version release was Slackware-14.1 on Nov 7, 2013.

The last update for that release version was Dec 3, 2015.

The last commit for -current, toward the next version release was also Dec 3, 2015.

Slackware is doing fine - never better I would say! As always and forever, the next release will come when it is ready.

As noted, find more in the Slackware forum, including several open discussions related to upcoming releases.

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