This week in DotGNU - no 7 (December 1, 2001) ============================================= See http://www.dotgnu.org for general information about DotGNU.
1. "Curse of Frogger" C# video game released 2. IRC meeting of DotGNU, GNUCOMM, GNU Enterprise, phpGroupWare 3. New FAQ page on the DotGNU website 4. Discussion of Virtual ID systems "Curse of Frogger" C# video game released ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rhys Weatherley has released "Curse of Frogger", a curses-based game in the tradition of the "Frogger" arcade game. It is written mostly in C#, with a small amount of C to provide the curses glue logic via PInvoke. Version 0.2.6 or later of Portable.NET is required. This game is not just a mere amusement, but a demonstration that it is now possible to implement real programs with DotGNU Portable.NET, and an invitation to everyone to experiment with the C# compiler and development tools. Web Page: http://www.southern-storm.com.au/portable_net.html Download: http://www.southern-storm.com.au/download/pnetcurses-0.0.1.tar.gz IRC meeting of DotGNU, GNUCOMM, GNU Enterprise, phpGroupWare ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bradley Kuhn has organized an IRC meeting with representatives of the GNU projects DotGNU, GNUCOMM, GNU Enterprise and phpGroupWare to discuss possible cooperation. Consensus has been reached on the following points: * GNU Enterprise folks will try to write a wrapper library for as many languages as possible that will abstract away the details of XML-RPC, SOAP, and other such protocols. Other projects will adopt this library if and when it comes into being for their chosen implementation language. * In the meantime, GNUe, DotGNU, GNU Groupware Standards, and phpGroupWare will favor XML-RPC over other RPC protocols whenever possible. SOAP is the second choice if XML-RPC is impossible for some reason. New FAQ page on the DotGNU website ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An FAQ page has been added to the DotGNU website which answers 32 questions about the DotGNU vision, about contributing to the DotGNU project, and about licensing issues. The most noteworthy parts of the FAQ are the definition of "webservices", the discussion of how DotGNU can solve the vendor lock-in problem, and the list of packages which need to get ready in time for DotGNU 1.0 http://www.dotgnu.org/faq.html Discussion of Virtual ID systems ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A good, high-level discussion of Virtual ID systems has started on the auth list. Those who are not subscribed (yet) are encouraged to read the conversation in the archives, starting with message http://archive.dotgnu.org/pipermail/auth/2001-November/000377.html You can subscribe to the list at http://subscribe.dotgnu.org/mailman/listinfo/auth * * * Subscription information: "This Week in DotGNU" is posted to the DotGNU developers list, to subscribe please visit http://subscribe.dotgnu.org/mailman/listinfo/developers Spanish translations are made available on a regular basis, you can subscribe at http://subscribe.dotgnu.org/mailman/listinfo/spanish Translations of "This week in DotGNU" into other languages are very welcome; please let me know about them. "This week in DotGNU" is Copyright (C) 2001 by Norbert Bollow. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire issue is permitted in any medium or format, provided this notice is preserved. ==================================================================END.