Re: Superfluous software
> This whole program could easily be
> replaced by a lightweight bash function
> utilizing netcat.
I'd be very interested in pointers to information on how do that. I'm trying to send mail notifications out of a chrooted cvs environment, and I'd prefer not to ptu a "full-featured" (blah) MTA or, for that matter, perl in my chroot.
I think that it's important that the majority of software on Freshmeat be cross-platform software, otherwise the signal-to-noise ratio drops for *all* operating systems. Software that happens to compile on Windows (or *BSD, or Linux, or QNX ...) doesn't upset this ratio, but locked-into-one-OS software does.
I agree that this could be used to help co-opt the world of Windows, but the various MS OS'es already have software repository sites that software authors can post their submissions to. Let's not mess with the one decent cross-platform show-me-the-source site that we have ;-)