[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: Whitebox GAT (Chris Puttick)

Brian Russo brian at beruna.org
Fri Mar 26 11:06:59 PDT 2010

The latent arrogance displayed in this thread is more destructive than
any software license.

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 7:31 AM, Christopher Schmidt
<crschmidt at crschmidt.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 01:14:35PM -0400, Arnie Shore wrote:
>> Awww, the relative merits of the platforms/languages involved, IMO, are a
>> far second behind the factor of whether or not the choice makes it available
>> to the largest community of possible users.  Free is good;  de-facto
>> limitations ain't.
>> The author is certainly to be applauded both for developing the package and
>> offering it here.  But  I for one can't jump at it.
>> Ya gotta have an OS and a language, so any choice here will prbly hack off
>> some of the truly devout.  But you don't gotta have a framework -
>> proprietary or not.
> Huh?
> Are there any graphical GIS programs that don't use *some* framework?
> qgis uses, I believe, qt.
> uDig, I believe, uses Swing.
> Heck, even RESTClient uses wx (via Python).
> In web applications, the situation is even more pronounced -- Django,
> TurboGears, etc. For UI work, jquery/ext/mootools, etc.
> Using a framework as part of your development encourages you to write the
> hard parts... rather than doing the easy parts that people have done before
> all over again.
> Now, you may not like the particular one that was chosen here, but that's
> hardly the same as saying "You should enver develop with a framework."
> -- Chris
>> The choice of .NET rules out for me any interest other
>> than curiosity.  And to point out that MONO resolves the .NET issue, simply
>> translates to 'you gotta have that in addition to the basic product', adding
>> to the relative complexity and fragility of an implementation.
>> So, thanks, but no thanks.
>> AS
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> Christopher Schmidt
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