Joined: Mar. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 17 2006,02:08
As far as the myDSL extensions are concerned, when they're packaged, why not just add the release number.
That is, if a .dsl of mplayer is packaged for 2.1, write the filename as mplayer-2.1.dsl. That way, at a glance, the user will know for which release the program was packaged. That will result in multiple versions of packages if they're incompatible between releases, but if the old package works with the new release, a symlink can point to the old package, or a copy with the new version number can be uploaded.
That would effectivly eliminate the incompatible package problems.
If I get a vote for text-mode browsers, I vote that links-hacked goes back in. I used links-hacked more than I use firefox (I'm using it right now) and even though it's no longer actively developed, it's extensible with lua, which DSL heavily employs, and even though it's a few megs, it's useful. I'm sure it's not coming back, but I use the hell out of it, and it'll always find a place in my toolbox until something better comes along.
The only other thing I was wondering about is whether or not we've thought about using upx or another form of executable compression. Upx will shrink links-hacked to half it's size. Run that on half a dozen stand-alone executables and we might be able to shoehorn another app or two that previously wouldn't make the cut.
(I wonder how small nvi and zile would be after packing?)
No good deed goes unpunished...