[metapost] MetaPost - terminally ill or just playing dead?

lfinsto1 at gwdg.de lfinsto1 at gwdg.de
Thu Mar 23 13:06:27 CET 2006

> Dear Laurence and All,
> Thank you for a prompt reply.
> While amateur software developers

I am a professional software developer.

> are completely free to lose interest
> and abandon development (and really are expected to do that),

I haven't done that.

> the grue
> fact is that "3D software related to MP" projects seem not to be at the
> heyday of their life-cicle.

Nobre's work has never gotten the recognition it deserves.  Anthony Phan
wasn't intending to release a package.  Denis Roegel published something
not too long ago about using OpenGL, which I found quite interesting.  I
have notebooks full of notes for features I want to implement.  One of my 
main purposes in writing 3DLDF was to please myself, and it does that very
well indeed.

> Is it due to the deficiencies of metapost
> as a platform or to the advanced age of the developers one can only
> guess,

Somehow, I still manage to hobble over to the computer with my cane and
ear trumpet.

>   Sorry for offtopic.
>   I had an intention to provoke people a little bit by a tiny
> amount of overstatement,

Why?  People here like MetaPost.  And you catch more flies with honey than
you do with vinegar.

> but things got out of control.

Don't worry, us old folks have poor short-term memories.


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