Why KDE4 is called KDE?
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Thu Dec 10 21:19:35 GMT 2009
Kevin Krammer posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:21:37 +0100 as excerpted:
> I wouldn't call Gambas inew", it has been available for years and seems
> to have loyal followers and all. But I haven't seen any common
> application built with it yet so my guess is that it is, quite like VB,
> mostly used for in-house and custom solutions.
I don't disagree with your post, but thought I'd mention that I /did/ see
one app while browsing for a package to fill some functionality hole I
had (IDR what) a few weeks ago, that was written in basic and therefore
required gambas as a dependency. The author mentioned it specifically on
the page, so it's quite likely someone had trouble install/running the
app due to the missing gambas. I decided it wasn't worth the extra
dependency just for that one package, and went with something else. I
wish I could remember what it was I was looking at, at the time...
Just out of curiosity, a quick grep of the Gentoo main tree...
No packages depending on it there, so indeed, no even semi-mainline
packages seem to use it, but gambas itself is available in the tree. So
it seems your point about in-house and custom solutions is reasonably
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