This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: Setup.exe sugestion/annoyance

On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 03:47:49PM +0100, Steve Fairbairn wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Christopher Faylor []
>> Sent: 21 May 2003 15:33
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: Setup.exe sugestion/annoyance
>> Primer on how not to get free software problems fixed:
>> 1) Download free software.
>> 2) Notice that the free software doesn't work exactly the way 
>> you want.
>> 3) Assume that the reason the free software doesn't work the way you
>>    want it to is because someone is missing something very obvious.
>>    Do no research to prove that theory.  Assume that you are the
>>    very first person to notice the problem and decide to scold
>>    the free software developers.
>> 4) Send offended email.
>> 5) Receive email from developer telling you why things work the way
>>    they do.
>> 5) Respond in insulting fashion to the developer who 
>> volunteers time to
>>    work on free software.
>> 6) Speculate, while doing no research, that the bug in the 
>> free software
>>    program is probably fixable by using a proprietary software product
>>    available for purchase for many $$$.
>> 6) Suggest that bug in free software was purposely introduced.
>> 7) Wait for problem to be fixed, basking in the warm 
>> knowledge that you've
>>    done everything possible to help the volunteer developers 
>> of the free
>>    software.
>Why isn't this is the FAQ?  I've found usability bug in the FAQ that'd only
>take the FAQ maintainer seconds to change, by loading it up in Microsoft
>Word XP, copy and pasting this into it, making it produce new HTML, and
>What a crime against humanity this is.

Ouch.  I have a very stiff neck and laughing for twenty seconds doesn't
help it at all.


Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]