Re: Excited - Rejected
> We, the youth, are the
> future developers and leaders of this
> I also see this failure as a learning
If it was useful as a learning experience, it was not a failure. You kloned a trivial program. It was trivial in Winders and it is trivial in Linux.That is the bigger lesson here. Don't set your sights so low next time. Linux could use a non-trivial, polished and tightly coded, PIM (ala Daytimer), personal accounting (ala Quicken), spreadsheet (ala Quattro Pro), mapping (ala Street Atlas), CAD/CAM (ala AutoCad & the like) program. Make a good start on one of those and watch it get posted almost immediately!Many of the documentation files could also use some serious editing so you might want to contact LDP with your ideas for updated how-to's.There are lots of places where a young, talented and motivated person can make themselves felt in the Open Source movement. It's just that making trivial copies of trivial programs is a waste of programming talent.
Re: Rejecting software by 12 year olds
> I'd disagree that freshmeat should have
> some form of special section for new
> users or young children. It may hurt to
> have a program rejected because it isn't
> up to standards, but that's life.
I agree. I can only assume that the editors exercise some judgement when rejecting an early effort from a new programmer (of whatever age). If they give reasons for the rejection and suggestions (one or two, perhaps) for improving the work before re-submitting it, then all involved benefit.
It isn't possible to please everyone all at once, but I think a kind word or two to a new Open Source programmer is probably a sound investment.