• Subject: Re: Have you read this?
  • From: "L. S. Russell" <leslier@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 08:07:06 -0600

> How do you want it to work?  Will screen shots be required?  Do you want
> everything in downloadable files, or text that can be copied and pasted?
> How should work be submitted?  Do you have a template of the layout you
> want?  Can anyone submit?  Will there be an index?

Source code should be stored in a save file, and then in a zip file on
your pc, along with a short description. Screen shots (gif, or jpg)
should be stored in a zip file along with a short description of each
shot.
I am working on a template for the zip file.
Anyone can submit, the more the merrier! 
I am working on a few cgi's that will let you search the site, and I am
also going to start a threaded message board using citadel/UX.
I am also giving away free t-shirts (it worked for search 400) LOL :)
There is some discussion on the license for Open Source/400, I
personally don't care if people include my menu system in software
packages, same goes for my api prototypes. The main thing I am concerned
about is helping raise the level of expertise of rpg'ers. If that causes
the cost of software to come down, that is a great thing for the 400 and
for programmers. The way I read the gpl is this; code that is free
remains free, it can be sold in a package or, but the source must remain
free to those who want to try and maintain it themselves.
Someone on the list wrote me complaining that open source didn't mean
free, siting the fact that Red Hat charges 90.00 for their distribution
of linux. But the fact is, Red Hat has added value to their distribution
but providing release specific support for registered users, and by
verifying that binaries match source in the retail distribution. You can
still go to the Red Hat ftp site and download the source for linux and
install it on your system, but you don't get technical support from Red
Hat.
Also, someone had a problem with restoring my save file onto a V4R2
system. I am at V4R3, I didn't think about backwards compatibility. I
have been saving the source by moving the source to a new lib, and doing
a savlib to the save file, but I am thinking that I might need to do a
savobj and specify the target release of *PRV. Will this work?
Is there anyway to create this save file so that anyone can download it
and restore it, or will I need to have a different file for those on
previous versions of the OS?




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L. S. Russell Programmer/Analyst
Datrek Professional Bags, Inc.
2413 Industrial Drive
Springfield, TN. 37172
mailto:leslier@datrek.com
http://www.datrek.com
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