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Re: Wowsers

From: <cbeerse@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:20:59 +0200
Message-ID: <4D9A282B.6060304@gmail.com>
To: llwyble@suddenlink.net
CC: www-amaya@w3.org
On 29-3-2011 13:40, llwyble@suddenlink.net wrote:
> I have been using Linux since 1995 and have been using Slackware the whole
> time. So I know how to work through problems on a build of a piece of
> software. I gotta say this is the most mangled piece of software I have ever
> seen. No matter what hoops I jumped through, no matter how much I read, no
> matter what I tried it wouldn't build without erroring out. So I downloaded
> the debian .deb binary and in converted it for slackware and installed it. I
> pretty much discovered that it wasn't worth the download after I got it
> going. Bluefish works a lot better, no it doesn't have all the bells and
> whistles, but it works. Amaya doesn't even display existing web pages
> properly. Gotta double click links like windows. Really disappointing after
> all the grief of trying to get it built.

If you have read trough the documentation of amaya, you should also have 
found the reason of being for amaya. As far as I recall, amaya is an 
example implementation of an editor for the pure html documentation.

Hence, you with your slackware background should have had no problem to 
get the source, the requirements and the (not just a) development 
environment up and running to get going. Be it that I have not tried it 
that way, I'm just an other user of unix/linux (various implementations 
since 1988) and got amaya runing without any problem on any platform I 
tried it (might not be all of the above...)

On the other hand, I donnot recall any real questions from you about not 
getting the compilation or installation going or that there are some 
problems somewhere in the installation and/or build traject.

So be nice and describe the problems you had/have so they can be updated 
by someone. Or even better send in those  updates.

(just a low key html-editor-user)
Received on Monday, 4 April 2011 20:21:40 GMT

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