ALFS Status: Past and future [was Re: new guy, newbie questions.]

Arthur H. Johnson II arthur at
Tue Jan 22 07:18:57 PST 2002

Here is a question that may get me in trouble, but what about using nALFS
for the standard?  It seems stable enough.

/me ducks...

On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Jesse Tie-Ten-Quee wrote:

> Yo,
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 08:33:51PM +0000, Mark Ellis wrote:
> > More fun that way :) And seriously often a better source of ideas,
> > though at some point you obviously need some form of agreement or you
> > won't get anywhere.
> Exactly.  We have to agree on something official.  If we can't agree,
> i'm going to have to make choice on what i consider "best" and recommend
> that to Gerard and see how that goes.
> Guys, just keep in mind, just because i go a certain way right now, does
> not mean it can't change in the future or it won't.  I Just don't plan
> on spending the next two years the way ALFS has spend the last two.
> [and it's not like i'm activilly ignoring everyone.. at least i hope
> not, that isn't what i'm trying todo, i will listen to everyone's ideas
> and try my best to be honest and fair, but i plan on getting an initial
> specification done and released in a few weeks]
> [btw, there are ways to add you're own ideas to a profile, without
> breaking compability, i'll mention this soon]
> > I still think this has been the issue of limited time from a small
> > number of people. A lot of good ideas have appeared here, and a lot of
> > them have been taken on in principle, just that no one has had time to
> > actually do anything with them yet.
> True, not to mention the fact that a few people left.. but anyways.
> > Do you mean the _really_ old syntax or the new stuff ? Are you thinking
> > of going somewhere else entirely ?
> Ok.
> Let's make a few definitions here.
> The Prototype Profile Syntax was the original initial "real-world"
> syntax that was designed and used by mostly Bryan Dumm, Gerard Beekmans
> and Myself.  This syntax, even though it was only suppose to be a
> "proof-of-concept" was the only option untill 6 months ago when i
> started working on a newer, stream-lined syntax.
> I'm talking about
> I can't speak for the changes Neven has made to the syntax, as i do know
> he did make quite a few... some i like alot, again, this is something
> for another thread that i will start, along with a few new ideas i have.

Arthur H. Johnson II
The Linux Box
arthur at

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