[Inx] State of INX - brief report ...

Peter Garrett inx-one at optusnet.com.au
Mon Mar 2 23:12:12 PST 2009

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:43:21 -0500
Dara Adib <daradib at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 2:21 AM, Peter Garrett <inx-one at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > I am also hoping that list members will chip in with some replies
> > commenting on this. The list has been almost silent, which is a pity,
> > since new ideas and/or help with problems can be aired and answered
> > here. Don't be shy!
> Not hearing anything in 3 days, so ... well then here's a hello from
> an INX fan who's listening -- your voice is heard. Unfortunately I
> don't have the technical ability to hack INX, but I would if I could.
> Now that I broke the barrier of a reply to inx-one, hopefully others
> will follow.

Thanks for the ice-breaker :)

You might "find" something that you like that could be included,

Criteria: (tongue-in-cheek emoticon goes here)

- no X

- fairly easy to use and configure (a few possible inclusions fell by
the wayside some time ago because they were just too geeky to live,
or did completely unexpected stuff that was not intended by the app's
developer! One suggested app, for example, insisted on manipulating
dvtm windows in creative but impractical ways - as a work of art it
was surreal to observe, but as a program it was, well, an
'interesting' work of art...)

- either useful or just cool, or even uncool but fun... (an example of
"cool and fun" could be asciiquarium, included in INX 1.1. An example
of useful could be any number of things - in INX probably including
mplayer, elinks, links2/xlinks2, mutt, moc, and so on. An example of
"uncool but fun" might be a couple of the tasteless colour themes that I
inflicted on users and probably should be "larted" for... )

As Chief of Police and Benevolent Tyrant (cop-bent), I tend to have
the last say on inclusions, but mutiny in the ranks will of course be
regarded with Benevolence, by definition ;-) *

* [Bribes will be considered, if sufficiently large...]

Finding allies to overthrow the iron will of the Dictator would be a
matter of airing views and/or ideas right here, and recruiting people to
actually *write* or *test* your idea and prove that it *might*, (by some
wild, apparently impossible leap of twisted imagination) actually be
made to work in INX ;-)

Such things have been known to happen, by the way. Examples of
implemented suggestions include the ceni wireless/networking tool, the
"sl" program, asciiquarium, dvtm, various tweaks and improvements to the
scripts/menus, and so on.


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