Re: Is there anyone out there?
- From: Cowley Harris <warewolfe gmail com>
- To: muppet <scott asofyet org>
- Cc: gtk-perl-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Is there anyone out there?
- Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 10:08:46 +0200
1) Is this project still going? Doesn't seem to be much (any) emails
coming through on the mailing list.
That strikes me as a rather odd observation. A quick look at the
mailing list archives ( http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-perl-list/ )
shows a steady stream of messages every month.
When I tried to review the archives I got a 404 error. I used the link
from the Documents page, not the one on the FAQs page.
Not only is there steady traffic, there are questions being asked and
answered by a healthy mix of new-comers and old-hands. I've long held
this mailing list to be an excellent example of an open source community
in action. There are a few key people who really set the tone nicely.
My rationale for making the observation was that I signed up to the
list a few days ago and didn't get a single email from the list. I was
comparing that to debian mailing lists where I'm getting emails every
I understand that that it is volunteer based project and in a stable
state, but I've just recently invested a lot of time learning what
turned out to be a dead project and would rather not do the same
again. At the same time I wanted to start learning the API and
migrating to Gtk2 as soon as possible.
That said, I asked if anybody was out there and now I got the answer.
This is an active helpful group and you clearly have not reviewed the resources adequately.
Actually I believe I reviewed the resources in depth, which is was
what also prompted the question.
For some examples, there doesn't seem to be any recent tutorials
(latest I found with a date was 2006). The main English version for
Gtk2-perl is half completed and is still in alpha. The "search the
list archives link" 404s on me. (The one on the documentation page,
not the one I just found on the FAQ page). On the main page, the most
recent news leads to svn, while at svn.gnome.org you have the message
"All content on this site is obsolete. "
I'm just pointing out that the sourceforge site has a ghost-town feel
to it. And as it turns up first on a google search, it could be
off-putting to people who may be migrating from Perl-Tk who are
evaluating the alternatives. I think as I have "new eyes" I'm going to
see the stuff you may be oblivious too.
I'm also offering to help out with the documentation as per the Intro.
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