It's here. It's new. It's freshmeat II. (/me quits rhyming) -- Way too much time has passed since the last rewrite. The first baby-blue freshmeat went online Jan 1st 1999, more than 2 years ago. Here's baby-blue freshmeat II
, codenamed 'Verdi'. Besides being completely restructured database wise to better cope with with the project data, this release incorporates most of the features users requested in the past months. Click the link for a quick rundown.
Update: Yes, you convinced me the select boxes suck and as such they will be replaced with link icons as soon as I get a chance.
Every day, dozens of hackers send us news of their code and hope for a spot in the appindex. Since we know how much our approval can mean, it honestly does hurt us more than it hurts you when we have to frown over a submission and write back, “You know, this really doesn’t fit here…” In today’s editorial, Nathan Hurst, part of Freecode’s Australian crew, explains what goes through our minds and why we sometimes feel we just have to say “no”.
Ryan Gordon writes: "So, you've found your niche in the open-source world, and now you want to be noticed? You're producing cool, original, k-rad elite apps, and you want to get the recognition you deserve? There can only be one solution: FRESHMEAT."
The tradition of freshmeat editorials has been sadly neglected this
year. We're going to remedy this by posting an editorial every week
from now on, and we invite you to write on any software-related topic
about which you have opinions to share. This week, I'll kick things
off by offering one myself about how to write a great freshmeat
submission and how to write great documentation generally. At the
bottom of it, you'll find instructions telling you how you can be our
next writer and earn a freshmeat t-shirt and 15 minutes of fame.