The Future of Fivnex, What We Have in STORE for the Future (Pun 1000% Intended)
I wanted to update people on the current plan on Fivnex's OEM stuff, upcoming software projects, and other small things.
First, we are changing our OEM provisions. We will be providing different Fedora spins instead of the original plan of Linux Mint and elementary OS. The main reason is the OEM install for Linux Mint is a disaster, and for elementary OS we deemed it easier to have users select desktop environments over Fedora and its desktop environments VS elementary OS. It would make both the Shopify app easier to work with for us and the user. We also plan to fully support the Fedora spins, except for a few. If you head over to spins.fedoraproject.org the only desktops we will NOT support are LXDE and SOAS. The reason for LXDE's removal is because it has since been replaced by LXQt, and while people will be upset we will not provide LXDE versions, it is also to remove any and all confusion with LXQt. For SOAS, we just do not like the desktop, and while fans of SOAS will say "well your CEO despises KDE with a passion, why not remove KDE as well," and the reason for that is because people inexplicably love KDE, so for them, we will include it even though we don't like it. I don't think there are any die-hard SOAS fans, as SOAS is mostly meant for schools.
Secondly, I will be talking with my team on the possibilities of a "Fivnex India" as since half our team lives in the country of India, we want to make it easier for tax reasons to be a corporation in India. What Fivnex India would do is still in question, but the main reason for it to exist is to easily deal with taxes. Since all of our financial statements, bar any confidential information like social security numbers, will be 100% public, as to be transparent with our community.
Last order of business: Software. Fivnex has a couple things in mind over the next couple of years of our existence, including a MEML rendering engine (just like HTML/CSS has in all browsers), our own custom browser (based on Tor), and alternative search engines for our browser and PCs. Let's first talk about the MEML rendering engine. For those who don't know, MEML is our HTML replacement, written in a Lisp-like syntax. It's supposed to give a lot more options in web-development by simplifying a very large workspace, while also cutting down the sizes of larger HTML/CSS files. You can find the work-in-progress MEML transpiler on our GitHub, fivnex/meml. The MEML Web Rendering Engine, or MWRE, will be coming possibly by 2022/2023 when MEML's transpiler is on version 22.* or 23.*. MEML versioning schemes will be YEAR.MONTH, just like Ubuntu's versioning scheme. For our browser, it will come when MWRE is released, and its main features will be a choice of Ecosia or Alles as the default search engine, as well as all the features of Tor, and lastly the MWRE for websites to load MEML content. We will also release LibMEML, a web-framework like MWRE but it translates MEML to HTML without the transpiler, and will work in an HTML file with <meml></meml> tags. Now, with the search engine alternatives, we will be running a poll until June/July on which search engine, Alles VS Ecosia, people want to use. You can vote in THIS STRAWPOLL.