Questions tagged [scope]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why (i.e scope of the site).

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Non Standard CLI tools - A ruby tool question

An earlier related question on meta. This question was asked and ultimately answered on SO. This tool is is probably mostly used by Ruby programmers to test on multiple versions, and maybe slightly ...
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Offtopic - A Stance - Programming / Servers / Cross Platform Applications

This encompasses all previous questions. I decided I didn't want to say this more than once, and I've changed my stance a bit. For the most part it's unix vs windows. IIRC Windows uses threads where ...
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Are questions about firewalls on or off topic?

Is the intent of this site to stick to a core Unix functionality and not go into topics like firewalls? It seems like there is some cross-over with serverfault.com when you start getting into some ...
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Are questions about CPAN ok?

I mean like if I wanted to ask 'how do I install a module with cpanp' would that be ok? obviously questions about how do I write a cpan module are offtopic and better relegated to SO.
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make - ontopic or SO

I know make has long been a unix tool, but me thinks it's too close to programming (at least anything beyond how do I build software X). This question prompted this, I think it should be closed... ...
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Are questions about software packages on topic?

Is it on topic to ask questions of the form "What program does allow me to do X"? Or more generally, is it on topic to ask questions about recommendations for certain programs? I fear that these ...
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OpenGL question - offtopic?

This question on where to start learning opengl was asked. I don't feel that there's any way that this could possibly be ontopic here. I realize that *nix systems use OpenGL instead of DirectX, but ...
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Is Embedded Unix/Linux on topic?

Linux in particular is used in a whole lot of embedded applications. What parts of those would be on topic here?

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