• Subject: RE: New RPGIV functionality
  • From: "Hatzenbeler, Tim" <thatzenbeler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 09:21:37 -0700

Since the purpose of the area, (I believe) is to see ideas and concepts you
may not be familiar with, I would personally prefer being able to open &
view the code on my personal PC before uploading it to our as/400.  I hate
to just ftp everything to the 400 and then restore it, without seeing if
first...
Just a thought.....
tim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James W. Kilgore [SMTP:qappdsn@ibm.net]
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 1999 12:32 AM
> To:   RPG400-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: New RPGIV functionality
> 
> Scott,
> 
> These are very good points.
> 
> Sometimes it's hard enough to write a black box, now you have to write an
> install that understands what OS level is in use.
> Not to mention the security issues.
> 
> The gnu license is available for your review on the web and tries to hold
> one
> harmless.  Basically all code is "as is", no warranty expressed or
> implied.
> 
> I'll throw one out for the more capable: the first tool is an
> install/uninstall wizard.
> 
> I, too, have some nifty (IMHO) functions but they require a half dozen
> programs and /COPY members along with a usage guide.  Some have been built
> upon, and have dependency on, other functions.  This did happen under the
> old
> tools library so the install wizard has to incorporate a declaration of
> corequisite.
> 
> I've seen distributions that came in both zip and SAVF flavors and the zip
> required more manual intervention to install.  Although I have not
> investigated as to why you could not zip a SAVF to reduce
> filesize/download
> time.
> 
> 
> Scott Klement wrote:
> 
> > Hi Bob!
> >
> > I've actually got some code that I'd be willing to contribute to
> > something like this, but before doing so, I need to learn and
> > understand more about licensing of free software.
> >
> > I'm petrified that I'll end up getting sued or something like that,
> > and I need to understand more about it.
> >
> > <<snip>>
> >
> > It'd also be interesting to see how the software would be distributed
> > since many of my programs have multiple source members associated
> > with them (DDS, RPG source, service programs, /copy files, etc)
> > would we want to zip them all together?  or perhaps make a source PF
> > with all the members, and use SAVF to distribute it?   Would we
> > include a CL program or something similar that would automatically
> > create all the objects in the order in which they're needed?
> >
> > Forgive me if these questions seem strange.  In the shop that I work
> > in, I compile and install the software that I write.  I don't have
> > to try to figure out how to make it easy for someone else to install..
> >
> > Scott Klement
> > Information Systems Manager
> > Klement's Sausage Co, inc.
> >
> 
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