From: Justin Mason (jm at domain jmason.org)
Date: Thu 28 Oct 1999 - 12:55:46 IST
Caolan McNamara said:
> > Miles> Take a look at www.desktop.com. It seems to be a fairly OK
> > Miles> shot at a web-based GUI/desktop. Unfortunately, you won't
> > Miles> be able to use it from linux (yet), but take a look at the
> > Miles> tour anyway.
> >www.opendesk.com is a similiar affair built from free software etc...
> This kind of stuff is pretty much what part of sun's starportal appears
> like its going to be. Noone really seems to be sure just what a starportal
> is going to be, but I suspect that this isn't too far off the mark. I
> dunno myself if its such a great idea, but I've been wrong before (insert
> bad memory of thinking that mosaic was pretty cute, but nowhere near the
> usefulness of ftp and gopher, cringe).
I haven't looked at any of the details of Sun's plans, but opendesk seems
to have some good thinking behind it -- essentially they'll be using HTML,
framework. It's an interesting idea.
BTW Donncha regarding the process into background quesh -- send it a
SIGTSTP, I think that should work.
And once you guys get through dunnet, try /usr/games/adventure, it rocks!
It's amazing how much of Zork came from this.
I'd support interviewing A. Arcangeli, BTW. The more interviews the
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