[Seaside] another reason Rails gets market share andSeasidedoesn't

sig siguctua at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 08:48:11 UTC 2007

On 21/07/07, Blake <blake at kingdomrpg.com> wrote:
> > Yeah! You right!
> > Just an examle from my life: i bought a keyboard with power/sleep keys
> > placed right above cursor keys, after i turned my PC sleep/shutdown 3
> > times in a hour i started to search a way, how to disable them in
> > windoze. And i found it!
> > A GREAT keyboard utility, which must stay resident in memory and totally
> > Free.
> > I downloaded it and installed, then i found that for disabling
> > power/sleep keys i need to pay them a $$ ...
> > - A considerable effort needed to design keyboard with such idiotic keys
> > layout
> > - A considerable effort needed to design an OS, which don't have key
> > filtering features
> > - A considerable effort needed to implement key filtering and sell it :)
> 1. If it's not a considerable effort, build your own damn keyboard utility.
> 2. Doing things badly is in many cases no cheaper than doing it well.
Even if you done things badly, you must give users a way to easily fix
that. In most unix-es changing keys layout is just reading a short doc
and editing a text file. You don't even need to learn any computer
language to make this. Compare given efforts with those, which windows
users need for such trivial tasks.

Simply compare this:
and this:

> 3. Building a full-featured graphing suite or grid component is not a
> trivial task. If you find it to be such, please build the following
> components for Squeak:
> http://www.steema.com/
> http://www.devexpress.com/Products/VCL/ExQuantumGrid/Index.xml
> The latter actually contains considerable graphing capabilities, so you
> can get a good return for your efforts.
> 4. The people I have worked for who built end user software products--I
> don't know if they fall into your "parasite" category, but as they were in
> medical industries, helping scientists do things like track down cures for
> cancer--could not have existed without some way to be paid for their
> efforts. A great deal of useful, socially constructive, and certainly
> =fun= software would not exist without the chance for compensation, and
> the world would be a much poorer place.

Yes, i agree with what you say, but just tell me, how many topics you
seen like 'my Win-XP-like controls, for <...>', is this a good way to
bring something new and shiny to society, but don't leave others a way
how to reuse it, and forcing those numerous 'XP-like' controls suites
appear for different languages/dev tools which targeted to run on
windows XP anyways.

> 5. It took me five seconds to find a freeware program to remap keys on the
> Windows keyboard:
> http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/
> Might even work.
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