Significant Numbers of Non-Developers?
Bartlomiej Zdanowski AutoGuard Ltd.
b.zdanowski at autoguard.pl
Fri Jul 20 10:21:20 CEST 2007
> On 7/20/07, *Jeff Rush* <jeff at taupro.com <mailto:jeff at taupro.com>> wrote:
> I've been reading the archives of the various OpenMoko lists and
> I've noticed
> a significant number of people who admit they are not programmers
> at all, or
> that this is their first exposure to Linux.
But it's a wonderful thing that a lot of people are curious what is
going on. I'm sure that a few of the would become a real programmers.
> I'm curious what a non-programmer is going to do with this device
> in the next
> few months. And if your first use of Linux is on the device
> itself, and you
> run Windows on your desktop, how you're going to grow your Linux
> skills and
> effectively develop applications. Just seems odd to me, but maybe
> overlooking something. ;-)
Thet will be very good beta testers. And about that linux, always should
be the first time. But linux has its own magnetism. Jeff, I think that
some of them will install linux distro on their PC and a new linux
adventure will happen for them.
> In some points i agree, but i think as an application developer you
> should not have to look into the code of gsmd, or whatever. As an
> application programmaer, i (usually) expect some sort of interface
> wich i can use, and wich is documented. Because if every application
> diggs deap in some sort of demons/driver/whatever, and some piece of
> code changes, then we're all fucked up (sorry for the expression).
I do agree with you. The code should be modular and there should be no
need to look inside of it if someone only uses services provided by some
daemon. Only interface/api should be known. Ofcourse it needs a good
documentation but it's the part of libraries developers.
All non-developers - keep tracking the OpenMoko!!! :-)
Greetings to all.
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