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Re: [Axiom-developer] OpenMath

From: Wolfgang Zocher
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] OpenMath
Date: 14 May 2004 11:06:30 +0200
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C Y <address@hidden> writes:
> Here's my opinion, for what it's worth.  Don't worry about a notebook
> interface anytime soon - there's a lot more to do on the Axiom core
> first.  An interface should be considered when Axiom is stable and
> feature complete enough for a major push into end user territory, at
> least IMHO.  Maxima has essentially chosen to set the priorities on
> making a completely solid math core (at least as much as possible :-) 
> and THEN worrying about a GUI to sell it to the users.  Axiom may be
> further along on the math core part, so perhaps y'all are already
> there.  Anyway, if you feel it would be a waste of your time to do a
> GUI then my advice is don't worry about it - do what you like and/or
> think is a good use of your time.  Serious users will be fine with the
> text interface, and adding a GUI too early might lead people to expect
> more than is currently there.  Just some thoughts.

I truly second your thoughts. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Wolfgang Zocher
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