Your opinions?

Kenny Hitt kenny at
Sun Nov 30 11:54:21 EST 2003

Hi.  Gnome is getting a lot of notice because of the over marketing of
Gnopernicus.  Gnome is just 1 desktop environment.  Since a lot of GUI
apps just are different interfaces to the same program and these
programs have a text interface, the text console isn't likely to
go away any time soon.
Part of the reason Lynx lags behind is it's developers still want it to
be able to run on everything.  That includes DOS.  Lynx has the begining
hooks for java script, but I don't believe there is a java scrip lib
available for DOS.  This means they aren't likely to have java script
support any time soon.  If someone gets java script working on Linux
that is cool, but the lynx developers won't except it because it would
be Linux specific.
Before anyone flames me, my opinion about lynx is from reading the lynx
development list for a few months.  My view about Gnopernicus is the
result of trying to use it for the last 6 months.

On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 01:22:41AM -0500, Jes and guide dog Harley wrote:
> Hi all.
> I'm just exercising my brain power in regards to Linux and have noticed something quite odd about where its going. I would like
> you all to read my thoughts with care, and if I am wrong or have messed up somewhere please feel free to correct me and by the
> way, there's a question at the end of this post, but you'll have to read my thoughts before you can get to my question in order to
> properly answer it.
> I have noticed that Linux seems to be taking on the trend of the ever hated Microsoft Windows. In the early nineties, Windows 3.1
> was released, and you had dos underneath it controling the hardware of the computer. When 95 and 98 and such came out, dos was
> scrapt and now there is no real dos mode any more, so in esence there's no real command line interface. I realize Linux is open
> source and all, however with the advent of Gnome (and please correct me if I am wrong at any point on this), I feel that Linux is
> headed in somewhat of the same fassion. My only reason for doubting myself would be to think that Linux started this trend first,
> then microsloth picked it up on the way. My question is. Will text consoles, seeing that the applications that are written for
> them like lynx and so fourth tend to be very far behind the times, be a consistant option for us as blind users in the Linux
> world?
> I would love to hear what you all think.
> Sincerely:
> Jes
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