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- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 00:17:11 -0600
- Subject: RE: kudos!
You know, I've been 'round these parts for a long time now, and I recall very
few instances of the "Cygwin sucks" type of messages you describe. Like one guy
in fact. Yeah, I know it's meant in jest, but lordy, learn how to take a
compliment guys, sheesh.
Then again, maybe I just haven't listened to enough Garrison Keillor <shudder>
At the risk of yet another torrent of sarcasm, I fully concur with Alec. Cygwin
ROCKS THE CASBAH! Warts and all. Everybody involved should be proud of what's
been done here. In my work alone, you've directly contributed to saving untold
numbers of lives (we build heart diagnostic equipment). Lord knows what other
great things Cygwin is enabling around the world.
Gary R. Van Sickle
> There appears to have been an error in the delivery your message. All
> that got through was a simple thank-you and a compliment.
> Apparently lost in the transmission of your message was the part
> following the complimentary thank-you in which you complain about the
> idiotic way in which file permissions are handled, the blatant failure
> of the "login" and "su" commands, the non-standard tty signal handling
> and dozens of other not-too-small defects that collectively show that
> the Cygwin engineers (so-called) know nothing about security, Unix,
> Windows, C/C++ or probably even what a Turing machine is.
> Also missing was the incontrovertible and unambiguous evidence of
> Cygwin's utter shoddiness displayed by your perfectly functional Linux
> software whose compilation under Cygwin causes the seriously
> mis-configured GCC compiler to emit thousands of diagnostics and how
> after you managed to squelch them all, the resulting executable not
> only crashes immediately after being invoked but also causes Cygwin to
> bring your system down with a BSOD.
> Could you resend please? We prefer HTML mail with lots of embedded
> screen shots in BMP format that depict the multifarious defects in
> graphic detail for all the world to see.
> Thanks. We'll all feel better when we get that.
> Randall Schulz
> At 18:05 2003-02-15, Alec Effrat wrote:
> >Just wanted to drop a note... kudos on a great thing for those of us
> >enslaved on a wintendo.
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