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RE: [ITP] email-2.3.0
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: "'cygapps'" <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 01:40:33 -0500
- Subject: RE: [ITP] email-2.3.0
> > Also, given that
> > arkup
> > states:
> > "On the other hand, I strongly discourage from porting nail
> to Windows
> > and environments that make Windows look Unix-like; I won't
> accept any
> > patches or suggestions that go in this direction. There are
> two major
> > reasons for this: First, any port makes maintaining harder;
> there are
> > always more work-arounds in the source, and introducing new
> > involves the question whether they will work an all
> supported platforms.
> > The more different a platform behaves from, let's say, the
> common Unix
> > way, the more hacks have to be made, costing human time that could
> > otherwise have been used to enhance the software for Unix platforms.
> > Windows is just not worth this, and here we are at the second point:
> > Porting software to Windows encourages people to use -- that is: to
> > buy
> > -- Windows. It supports a company that is known to threaten Open
> > Source software like nail. In short, porting nail (or similar free
> > software) to Windows has an ill effect on that software.
> Don't do it."
> My general response to arguments like that is: fuck 'em.
> I'll port it just to be a thorn in the guys side.
Gary R. Van Sickle