Okay, it’s bad news time.
For many months now, I’ve had a really hard time getting enough stuff done in my life, and pushing TOSP forward in particular. I really haven’t been fully satisfied about anything I’ve done in this project for more than 2 years now. It’s not that I lack the ideas, rather that I can’t find a good method to implement them properly. Or allocate enough time to that method. I can’t tell, because it’s a vicious circle: the least things move, the least I feel motivated to push them forward. Trying a new approach brings some extra excitement, but it only lasts for so long…
The core postulate of this project is that the design of current desktop OSs leave much to be desired, and that one could do better with a little bit of effort, and a lot less legacy. But it appears that I either can’t bring the necessary effort, or don’t have enough software development experience to do it efficiently. So I think it’s better to put an end to this instead of leaving this project rot, for now at least. Perhaps I’ll get back to this later, once I have a few more successful medium-large software projects on my back, or when I mysteriously get a lot more spare time on my hands. For now, I want to focus on those “simpler” things in my life, those I’m pretty sure I’m able to sort out, but which for now scream for extra allocated time. Like finding a way to have my lab offer me a trip to Japan in the name of the almighty Science.
Many thanks to those few who followed the TOSP adventure, in any case. Especially to those who left lots of insightful comments on my design posts. If anyone feels like continuing where I stopped, he can feel free to drop me a mail at knights_of_ni AT gmx DOT com, and we’ll discuss that matter a bit more.
But for now… Au revoir!