[ANN] Rubyx OS (Ruby oriented linux distro)


(Gavri Savio Fernandez) #1

From: Andrew Walrond [mailto:andrew@walrond.org]
Subject: Re: [ANN] Rubyx OS (Ruby oriented linux distro)

Thanks! I’ve submitted a short piece about Rubyx to Slashdot,
entitled “Rubyx
OS - a testament to the power of ruby?”. I hope they post it :slight_smile:

it’s been accepted.
can be found here: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/03/0150252

gavri


(Harry Ohlsen) #2

Gavri Savio Fernandez wrote:

Thanks! I’ve submitted a short piece about Rubyx to Slashdot,
entitled “Rubyx
OS - a testament to the power of ruby?”. I hope they post it :slight_smile:

it’s been accepted.
can be found here: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/03/0150252

Sadly, it got the typical negative response that non Perl/Python scripting always seems to get on slashdot.

I was particularly amazed that one reply complained (admittedly, in a reasonably inoffensive way) about the Ruby focus of the distribution. I guess if you’d just called it the Gphrozggen distribution and it just happened to make a lot of use of Ruby, all the slashdotters would have been happy :-).

I really do despair at all those people who seem to be focused on Perl/Python and then consider it ridiculous that someone could be focused on “yet another scripting language”.

Harry O.


(Andrew Walrond) #3

Sadly, it got the typical negative response that non Perl/Python scripting
always seems to get on slashdot.

There are some really funny responses though! The guy who said it would be in
his top 20 picks was hilarious (even if he was listing heavily to port…)
And more importantly, the apache server at www.rubyx.org has been red hot
ever since :slight_smile:

I was particularly amazed that one reply complained (admittedly, in a
reasonably inoffensive way) about the Ruby focus of the distribution. I
guess if you’d just called it the Gphrozggen distribution and it just
happened to make a lot of use of Ruby, all the slashdotters would have been
happy :-).

Yes, my point that ruby enabled me to write a tiny script which does
everything got rather lost in the noise. C’est la vie.

I really do despair at all those people who seem to be focused on
Perl/Python and then consider it ridiculous that someone could be focused
on “yet another scripting language”.

Each to his own. Feel reassured that you can write elegant, maintainable code
in a versatile language, while they immitate Golum [Hand’s over ears…“Not
listening…”]. Which puts you at a considerable advantage!

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On Wednesday 03 Mar 2004 06:06, Harry Ohlsen wrote:


(Tom Copeland) #4

I bet. When Simon’s ROS project got Slashdotted it made quite a spike
in his Webalizer graphs:

http://ros.rubyforge.org/usage/usage_200401.html#DAYSTATS

Yours,

Tom

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On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 07:06, Andrew Walrond wrote:

And more importantly, the apache server at www.rubyx.org has been red hot
ever since :slight_smile:


(Simon Strandgaard) #5

I have never been so exited my whole life… I couldn’t sleep that night :wink:

Too bad, operation system development requires many time units.
Sometimes my FreeBSD boxes is causing my frustration to rise, then it
gives me energy to work on ROS. At the moment only mozilla and X11 is
disturbing me a little.

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On Wed, 03 Mar 2004 23:50:24 +0900, Tom Copeland wrote:

On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 07:06, Andrew Walrond wrote:

And more importantly, the apache server at www.rubyx.org has been red hot
ever since :slight_smile:

I bet. When Simon’s ROS project got Slashdotted it made quite a spike
in his Webalizer graphs:

http://ros.rubyforge.org/usage/usage_200401.html#DAYSTATS


Simon Strandgaard