I think - no, I know - that Lua OS is a success project.
I just know that. And you can see it: Public interest is rising and rising and rising.
So I am aligning all efforts with that knowledge in mind.
That means that I should focus on the activities that make the most sense.
Programming is not really among them.
The situation is a little complicated. I mean, I am an extremely talented programmer, no doubt about that. But I have a bigger talent.
That talent has many names. One name you could use is "vision".
My visions are technical as well as - and probably even more importantly so - social.
So that's why I am looking for programmers. You may choose whatever you want to work on. There are so many areas that will benefit greatly from very little actual work. Improve the start menu. Write demos. Advance the project in whatever way you imagine.
Oh, and I am really open to any technology you might prefer. As long as it is reasonable and, obviously, free software, we'll just include it in the CD. (We might not be so happy with freeware without sources. But that is a matter of individual decisions.)
If you write a new start menu in Python, we'll be happy to throw Python into the distribution for you. (Actually Python happens to be in there already.) You get the idea. It's the spirit of free software!
Just remember: We're probably making the greatest Linux distribution in existence here.
We have already surpassed Knoppix in just about every way. Also, their forum moderator sucks and ours are pretty cool people.
Ubuntu isn't that far away of us either in terms of what it can do or can't do. There are a few things.
And we have so much more we can add to our lead. Linux can finally be a real contender. It is all about attitude. Technical problems will not exist.
Linux' problems are in the head of those who make it. Why does the Windows key not work in neither Knoppix nor Ubuntu? What the fuck? Are you so elite that you think you can disregard users' well-trained habits just so you can say to yourself: Ha, we screwed Bill Gates real good. Ignored his key! Ha! We just treat it like it don't exist.
Well, it does exist. It's on my keyboard. And I want to use it and, goddamnit, Linux has to give me a start menu when I press it.
And there's more of that kind of thing. Linux file explorers are stupid, mounting media is usually annoying, installing software is difficult. Nothing is compatible. (Well alright, *sometimes* stuff is compatible.) Some software makers produce 10 different binaries - or more - just to cover the major Linux distributions out there.
You cannot be serious about that. Agree on a God damn standard, PLEASE.
Hehe. I got a little carried away there *looks at the amount of expletives*. But I don't regret that, these things have to be said. And saying it strongly is ok really.
Anyways. If you are a programmer - either specialized on Linux, Lua, Java (or even none of these, one can always learn!) - then consider joining the Lua OS bandwagon.
You will very certainly not regret your investment in Lua OS, I can virtually guarantee that.