Nan:2006.05.31-prograph-rfd

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Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,comp.lang.prograph
Subject: RFD: remove comp.lang.prograph
From: Vito Kuhn <vitokuhn@family-usenet.com>
Followup-To: news.groups
Archive-Name: comp.lang.prograph
Approved: newgroups-request@isc.org
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 15:25:45 -0700
Message-ID: <1149114345.27236@isc.org>

                      REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
                       remove comp.lang.prograph

This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) to remove the unmoderated
Usenet newsgroup comp.lang.prograph.

RATIONALE: comp.lang.prograph

This newsgroup hasn't seen any significant traffic in years.  In the past
12 months alone, the group didn't even see ONE on-topic post.

Scan results from http://netscan.research.microsoft.com :

http://makeashorterlink.com/?Q46B1592D

It's clear that comp.lang.prograph is an ideal candidate for removal.


EXISTING CHARTER: comp.lang.prograph

Any and all discussion about Prograph, a unique visual object-oriented
dataflow programming language.

What is Prograph?: Prograph is a complete programming language and
environment that uses visual elements to describe objects and
functions -- there is no textual syntax -- and it has its own
interpreter and compiler.  After over five years of availability on
the Apple Macintosh, Prograph is moving cross-platform with versions
for Windows and several Unices currently in testing.  The most recent
version of Prograph, Prograph CPX, contains a cross-platform
application framework class library and high-level GUI builder.
Prograph will also have the ability to generate C++ code which will be
compilable under gcc linked to a set of compatibility classes on a
wide variety of platforms.

What about Prograph Source Code?: Prograph source code should not be
loaded onto the usenet system, as it tends to be large.  Instead,
there is a Prograph file archive maintained at ftp.iup.edu in the
info-prograph directory where files can be uploaded and downloaded via
anonymous ftp.  For those without ftp access, an info-prograph-sources
mailing list can be established.  alt.sources.mac also lists Prograph
code as one of its legal posting types.

END CHARTER.


NOTE: This group was originally gated to a mail list when it was created
in 1994: Info-Prograph  <info-prograph@grove.iup.edu>


PROCEDURE:

As this is fairly untested ground, we have decided to discuss the
unmoderation of an existing newsgroup before anything is changed.  Please
discuss this proposal in news.groups.


DISTRIBUTION:

This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:

   news.announce.newgroups
   news.groups
   comp.lang.prograph


PROPONENT:

Vito Kuhn <vitokuhn@family-usenet.com>


CHANGE HISTORY:

2006-05-31      RFD prepared for posting.
2006-05-25      RFD prepared by Vito Kuhn.
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