tunes poll -- please answer
Mon, 9 Jan 1995 16:15:32 -0800 (PST)
On Mon, 9 Jan 1995, Francois-Rene Rideau wrote:
> ** Name:
> ** E-Mail address:
> ** Network capabilities available:
Dial-in unix account. Wish they'd get SLIP/PPP setup, but that looks a
bit down the road. =(
> ** Physical address:
2131 NW 93rd St.
Seattle, WA 98117
> ** Phone Number:
206-784-8030, but please don't call me; you probably won't catch me
around, and it'll annoy everyone else. =)
> ** Birth day (as the age changes every year !):
10/4/1980. Betcha I'm the youngest person here, aye?
> ** Work/Study situation:
Currently a "middle school senior", as I like to call it. =)
> *********** Computer Background ***********
> ** computer languages fluently spoken (in order of decreasing interest):
Only C/C++, I'm afriaid. =(
> ** languages I'd like to know:
Self, Smalltalk, Beta, Forth, x86 asm, any other neat langs that pop up
> ** The language I'd like to use as Tunes' HLL:
Needs more thought. I'd probably go for something like BETA, although
I'm not sure if I like such strong typing.
> ** political *computer* opinions:
Computers are fun, but they seem to consume a lot of people's lives
(maybe TUNES could help this). Computers should be able to divide
correctly, and you shouldn't have to give the company your credit card #
to have them replace it. Microsoft = evil. Objects are the way of the
future, but their full potential isn't yet being exploited. (I think
BETA is getting closer to this.)
Related, but not exactly about computers, I believe in the free flow of
information, and hate censorship.
> ** Architectures/OS combination I can work on:
> *********** Parts of the system I'm ready to develop: ***********
> ** New protocols I'd like to design:
Cool user interface, per Fare's thoughts. (Actually, maybe the whole
object call architecture should be more like this; you don't specify
exact objects, but rather what type of object will get the job done....)
Other, as it comes up.
> ** Existing protocols I'd like to implement:
None at the moment.
> ** Architectures I'd help write the low-level stuff for:
Like to say x86, but I need to learn its assembler better. I've got a
486 programmer's ref manual, but don't have an assember with docs.
> *********** Parts of the system I'm eager others to develop: ***********
> ** New protocols I'd like to see designed:
> ** Existing protocols I'd like to see implemented:
More about these at another time....
> ** Architectures I'd like the system to be ported to:
Anything that exists, eventually; native on PPC, Intel, SPARC, Alpha,
etc., also port to Windoze, Linux/unix, mac.
> *********** Project Management ***********
> ** How much I am available:
Depends on the day, hour, minute, etc..
> ** How I think the project could be managed better:
We need more document-keepers. So far, the only "official" docs we have
are the charter and my draft UI proposal. Need something about LLL, HLL,
etc.. Recent messages about a particular subject might also be handy to
have batched together.
> ** Sub-project I'm ready to manage:
> ** What I think about the poll:
Useful; fill it out, everybody! =)