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Introducing Winesharer - so pre-alpha it doesn't even work

Aug 03, 2009, 07:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to jhansonxi for this link. ]

"What's next? Nothing. This was intended to be a one week feasibility study but suffered from a ridiculous amount of feature creep. Between the earlier draft scripts and command-line tests I know it's possible to do but text processing in shell scripts is tedious and I don't have the time to finish it. The scripts are ugly, broken, and can't handle all possible problems. I do like cats so I made it a point to eliminate cat abuse but I left a lot of dysfunctional grep|sed marriages since reducing them is time consuming and the extra processes give my idle Phenom cores something to do. There's a lot of arrays and case statements. I didn't follow any column limits either. Because this was a work-in-progress I also discarded the Unixy notion of minimal feedback - my scripts write entire novels to the terminal. There are a lot of comments, especially in the unfinished portions of wineappinstall.sh (which is guaranteed to not work). I didn't even begin implementing the integrated multimedia help styled after 0verkill. Instead, this pre-alpha work includes a bonus pack of bugs. I don't think the scripts can fail in such a way as to wipe out your filesystems and install Vista but I'm not guaranteeing they won't either. This mess was developed on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)."

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