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3PPs (Was Re: multiple cygwin installs (gold star))

On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Igor Peshansky wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Mar 2007, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 12:34:07PM +0100, Phil Betts wrote:
> > ><soapbox>
> > >Any 3PP that forces one to use their (inevitably out of date) version
> > >of cygwin (and thereby killing the official installation) is IMO broken
> > >and the issue should be taken up with them.  At the very least, it
> > >shows they have such little faith in their own software's robustness
> > >that they won't risk it running on an newer version of cygwin.
> > >
> > >Imagine the chaos if ALL software was installed like this.  You might
> > >end up with 100 different versions of cygwin on your PC, and ProductA
> > >would never be able to talk to ProductB because they'd need two
> > >different sets of registry settings simultaneously.
> > >
> > >I'm sure their justification is that they are reducing support costs
> > >by ensuring it's running on a known platform.  Only if their customer
> > >support is forced to resolve the problems caused by their installation
> > >will they learn that this is a false economy.
> > ></soapbox>
> >
> > Nicely put.  Can I get a gold star over here?
> <>
> 	Igor

After including the link to the definition of 3PPs on the description of
that gold star, I realized how easily lost the definition is -- it's
sitting at the very end of a long file, and thus does not end up at the
top of the screen when the link is followed.

Relative sorting order of numbers and letters being a constant point of
contention, I wonder if I shouldn't just move 3PP to be the first acronym
in the OLOCA...  It would certainly present a nice perspective to anyone
just browsing it.
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