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Jules Taplin
2004-08-13, 05:47
Surely existing software _HAS_ to count. If not, you immediately run into
arguments about whether significant enhancements to existing work is
eligible or not, and that way lies madness.

I presume the point of the exercise is to encourage plugin
development, and enhancements to existing plugins could well be as valuable
as completely new plugins.

Besides... we've got a new version of AlienBBC cookin', and I reckon it's
probably worth a punt *grin*.


-- Jules

PS. Richard - Softsqueeze is a joy... and most of the development I've done
would be altogether too painful if it wasn't available. So thank you! ;)


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sean Adams" <sadams (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 8:25 AM
> Subject: [slim] An iBook anyway
>
>
>>
>>
>> There was much hemming and hawing between Dean and me, concerning whether
>> *existing* software should be acceptable for the plugins contest.
>>
>> If yes, then Softsqueeze almost certainly wins, and the contest is a
>> bust. If no, then Richard gets the short end of the stick.
>>
>> So,
>>
>> Richard, what'll it be, an iBook or a Tektronix scope?
>>
>> And on behalf of SDI and our our customers, thank you for SoftSqueeze.
>> :)
>>
>>
>> -Sean
>>
>>

Torgeir Veimo
2004-08-13, 05:54
On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 13:47 +0100, Jules Taplin wrote:
> Surely existing software _HAS_ to count. If not, you immediately run
> into
> arguments about whether significant enhancements to existing work is
> eligible or not, and that way lies madness.
>
> I presume the point of the exercise is to encourage plugin
> development, and enhancements to existing plugins could well be as
> valuable
> as completely new plugins.
>
> Besides... we've got a new version of AlienBBC cookin', and I reckon
> it's
> probably worth a punt *grin*.
>
>
> -- Jules
>
> PS. Richard - Softsqueeze is a joy... and most of the development I've
> done
> would be altogether too painful if it wasn't available. So thank
> you! ;)

Softsqueeze isn't a plugin, it's an alternative slimserver client.

--
-Torgeir

Jules Taplin
2004-08-13, 06:17
Oooh. That's mean.

If that's true - then my Bemused Bridge doesn't count either - as it's
hooking into the command interface, not being an in-process perl module.

Besides - from the contest page: 'Any sort of software or hardware hack is
welcome'. If case mods can count, then I'm pretty sure that SoftSqueeze
qualifies ;)


-- Jules

----- Original Message -----
From: "Torgeir Veimo" <torgeir (AT) pobox (DOT) com>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 1:54 PM
Subject: [slim] An iBook anyway


> On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 13:47 +0100, Jules Taplin wrote:
>> Surely existing software _HAS_ to count. If not, you immediately run
>> into
>> arguments about whether significant enhancements to existing work is
>> eligible or not, and that way lies madness.
>>
>> I presume the point of the exercise is to encourage plugin
>> development, and enhancements to existing plugins could well be as
>> valuable
>> as completely new plugins.
>>
>> Besides... we've got a new version of AlienBBC cookin', and I reckon
>> it's
>> probably worth a punt *grin*.
>>
>>
>> -- Jules
>>
>> PS. Richard - Softsqueeze is a joy... and most of the development I've
>> done
>> would be altogether too painful if it wasn't available. So thank
>> you! ;)
>
> Softsqueeze isn't a plugin, it's an alternative slimserver client.
>
> --
> -Torgeir
>
>