Cool and then when they have finished those three in "a year or two left" then they can start on non destructive editing (in PS since PS7). I am not holding my breath (nor bringing up the name thing)...
GIMP isn't even competitive with Photoshop CS2
GIMP still isn't even competitive with PS7...
So look, I will give you that eSata would be nice, but you couldn't do it for the same BOM. The connector and controller will drive the price up. So let us give up this fiction/pipedream that you could produce it for the same price. In the future, maybe, but right now? no.
But as for Gigabit Ethernet, just how much data do you think you can pump though a single core 1GHz ARM? What are you doing that 100Mbit isn't enough? Or is this just some kind of megapixel war thinking that bigger is better? I think you would have a hard time proving that GigaE has enough demand to make a difference for the fast majority of [BeagleBone] users.
There are mounting holes on the Pi. Sadly there are only two, so you can't make it stand freely off of standoffs, but it has them
Well seeing as that a core part of his complaint was that his comics were routinely posted without attribution and with the all reference to The Oatmeal removed, he wasn't really getting the kind of publicity you are describing.
I am not saying the product is without merit. I do like the form factor, but right now I have two Raspberry Pis, a BeagleBone, and a pcDuino on my desk (for use in various client projects). Those are just three of the various hobbyist and industrial small ARM based systems out there.
Right now the EOMA-68 is more or less vaporware. Wake me when I can buy one, then we can talk...
While it is true you don't need more than that, it is very very nice to have more than that. I routingly move the bed and printhead to aid in cleaning the bed (and not always to the same location). I like to raise the Z axis before a print to make sure I get any stray material from the head. There is the big red stop button (which Pronterface really needs to add), and then there is loading and viewing models, interacting with the printer, etc etc etc
We technically don't need a lot of things, but doesn't mean they aren't really nice to have...
Don't get me wrong it is very cool, but since the tablet is just running a fairly stock Linux, isn't it really just a computer at that point?
I control my PrintrBot LC with an older model TabletKiosk UMPC. It means I don't have to dedicate a more powerful computer to the task, and gives me touchscreen control. And do not discount how useful that is.
I really like the UI customizations and am going to have to do something like that to get the temp display into a more useful location. So I am not saying what he did is uninteresting, far from it. But it isn't that hard of an accomplishment. The software being iOS or Android based and customized to that kind of UI would have been more interesting. To me at least.
Really? Because Google's reason for getting rid of it is that it doesn't have a big enough audience for google. Therefor it failed at google. Other companies are making a go of news readers, but that doesn't mean it was a success for Google.
No the problem is that the port is labeled experimental and they themselves say it hasn't been tested; AND it is rocksalt and milk (IE you have to make it yourself). I only have so much time in my day to contribute to open source projects. So I am not going to go install Linux and Calligra just to see if it is worth giving a try. I am more than capable of compiling the suite myself, but I have better things to do than spend time on that just to see if I might like it. Especially with that OpenGL thing, which implies a deem immaturity to the port.
The problem is that after roughly half a decade Calligra has been unable to excite any interest from the OSX community. I have yet to see a compelling reason why I should as well.
Well and that is why I use Microsoft Office. Not being a troll, but honestly it is the one I work with best. I still can't round trip documents with even moderately complex formatting in [Open|Libra|Neo]Office with any consistency. Pages is lovely and I use it when I need to do something a little more DTP like, but I wouldn't want to write a novel in it. And AbiWord is a) not up to my needs, and b) was more or less abandoned on OSX a good while ago.
I would love another option to try. I don't hate MS (or office), but it would be nice to have some genuine competition in the office suite space. I do a lot of writing (fiction, essays, technical, business) and thus have higher end needs than most, I am the first to admit that.
I do and continue to write and contribute to open source projects. But I they have to be on subjects I care about and use.
The problem here is that I can't even use Calligra to know if I might want to contribute — and push something else off that list, there are only so many hours I can devote to non paying work.
The OpenGL thing just belies a systemic problem that makes me far too nervous to even try Calligra — ie what other lovely little time-bombs are in there? Also if this is such a known issue why in the hell can't Kitra detect the platform at startup and disable OpenGL support then? That just belies an immaturity to the port, that makes me very nervous.
And it isn't like this is a new problem, KDE and then Calligra have claimed to have a OSX port for literally years now, but every time I go to take a look I am offered sour milk and rock salt. I am not going to contribute to something I have no idea if it is stable enough to use. The FLOSS mantra of "you can fix that yourself" only carries so much water in this regard.
Also can I introduce you to this little gem:
Krita needs to disable OpenGL in Preferences.
That is not acceptable. And just how many YEARS has the OSX build been unstable and experimental? I have lost count.
When I am offered ice cream I don't want to be handed rock salt and milk and told to churn it myself
More to the point, yes while I am capable to compiling it and running it myself, though I would feel annoyance every time I launched it, I said I wanted a stable version. Not an experimental version, nor an unstable version; and that is all we have now. That is all we have had for years now.
It is lovely they are pushing the bounds and porting to Android, I just with they would either produce a stable OSX build, or stop claiming OSX support on the main page, because right now all they are giving me is rock salt...
It is a shame that there still isn't a stable version for OSX.