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Re: RPM installer needed for my PHP project
Le Vendredi 11 Janvier 2002 18:04, Charles Wilson a écrit :
> It's not windows that has no future -- it's the level of participation
> of people who want rpm that will trend to zero.
I also noticed it when working on the Windows PostgreSQL administration
interface called pgAdmin (http://pgadmin.postgresql.org). There are 2000 to
4000 downloads a day, but we are only three contributors. This makes a lot of
work for us... We asked for help and got not one single reply.
On the converse, some guy announced the release of a pre-pre-pre beta version
of some Gnome application doing basically the same thing. The day after he
had 20 contributors.
Cygwin case is in the middle : people are trying to bring Windows to the
Linux and Unix paradize. This is hard.
Believe me, the problem is not with personal involvement. There are 300.000
Linux developpers and somehow 80.000 Linux ongoing projects. Noone can stop
This is because Linux users have a sence of commitment and believe in
Freedom. What Windows user see is just " OK, it's free, so I wron't need to
pay ". Linux user look at the same thing and say " Whoo, fantastic, This Is
I will contact you off-the-list to explain this Php project. It is big and
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