3 Jul 2010 lkcl   » (Master)

why convert everything to pyjamas

Why the heck convert the Pyjamas project management to Pyjamas?

i'm already getting questions about why i'm doing this. why not use github.com, why not use sourceforget, why not use ready-made, proven, tried-and-tested project management and development tools, designed for free software development? the answer is simple: when those sites convert their entire infrastructure to have a pyjamas front-end, and release the source code as free software so that people can either manage their projects via a desktop application or via the web front-end, i'll happily convert http://pyjs.org to use their facilities.

if, like 99.9% of the projects hosted on the above-mentioned free software hosting sites, pyjamas was not a web/desktop development platform, this would be a non-issue.

the purpose of pyjamas is to make life easier for both web and desktop development. i get a number of people telling me "but it would be great if you used {insert javascript toolkit}!" to which i have to again gently remind them that the toolkit they are recommending is javascript, not python, and so will work neither for "Eat Dogfood" reasons nor work with pyjamas-desktop (not interactively at the python level, anyway).

so in short: anything that's not using pyjamas is effectively a showcase for that other web technology, not for pyjamas. therefore, simple: to promote pyjamas, use it for everything!

Syndicated 2010-07-02 12:06:27 from blog/lkcl

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