shoggoth wrote:First of all, do try to get the quoting right. I do not like appearing mis-quoted like this. There is a preview feature.
Try to get this right. Again I don't like appearing mis-quoted like this.
for me it is the linux system that is interesting - not X, this is due to drivers available for myriads of devices.
Ok, I get the point of that.
GEM != square box, not necessarily t least. So it won't be GEM-compatible, then?
I stated GEM capabilities - ofcourse GEM compatible is an intent.
Which capabilities - except round buttons and stuff (because adding that to current AES:s isn't a big deal) are we talking about? I've been trying to get a good answer on this one several times now. A clear technical answer, please.
When you say GEM - what exactly are you refering to? Atari GEM? XaAES? Or the concept of GEM itself and its APIs towards the application?
Ok, so then you're not going to add, for example, a new resource format, after all?
yes, here again it seems you are being a bit of a wisecrack. surely, the .rsc format is not that easy to expand - but there needs to be support for that - in addition I will add a new format - hopefully xml format that can be precompiled before runtime.
No, I'm not a wisecrack. I'm trying to get clear answers from you. In this case, if I do use the additional resource format used by your GUI, my application won't run on a system which lacks this functionality. Can we agree on that part?
In this context, I think it's important to think twice about adding such functionality, since we have a current user base to take care of - unless all current users migrate to your system. An alternative to adding this functionality to the OS would be to make a library instead. This library can then be used on other systems to provide the necessary compatibility. That would be a much better solution IMHO.
MiNT is not a distribution, it's a kernel. Which distribution are you referring to?
So there is no mint distribution? Excuse me for being a retard then Well if you could try to have some understanding - usually one installs MiNT or freeMint and it comes with loads of applets for a shell... unless you download just MiNT - but anyway....
What are you talking about? No - FreeMiNT and MiNT are *kernels*. Not distributions.
I'm not calling you a retard. I never did. You did. I do however think you give the impression of someone who isn't very familiar with a modern OS setup on the Atari, yet engaging in technical discussions about the matter.
There are a couple of distros, however. One is called SpareMiNT, and the most common one is probably EasyMiNT (which is based on sparemint). There are also CrippleMiNT, and KGMD (which is outdated). There even used to be an experimental Debian distro based on MiNT (naturally, not official however).
Well, all you are trying to is definately not to get a grip on technical details, several times you state I am saying things Im not..
I can assure you that's not my intention. All I'm trying to do is to sum up the (no offence) short novel you've produced so far and sort out the technical details.