Resizing problem

Christopher Faylor
Fri Jul 16 16:00:00 GMT 2010

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 04:39:58PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>On 16 July 2010 15:39, Olwe Melwasul wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 8:50 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>>> I installed cygwin/xcygwin 1.7.5 with KDE.
>>> I don't know where you got KDE from, but it's not in the standard cygwin
>>> distribution. ??If you have problems with KDE, perhaps you should try the
>>> place you got it from.
>>>> I tried clicking on XWin
>>>> Server from the Start menue, but nothing happened. I tried startx from
>>>> the
>>>> cygwin basic terminal. Nothing. After some Google archaeology, I found
>>>> someone that had done this:
>>>> cd \cygwin\bin
>>>> ash
>>>> PATH=. rebaseall -v
>>>> at the DOS command. Good. It worked. Running startx at the cygwin
>>>> command did start a twm session. But how the KDE would run, I couldn't
>>>> figure out from any amount of documentation or Googling.
>>> Given the rest of this email, I find it hard to believe that the
>>> documentation you read included 'man Xwin' or the Cygwin/X User Guide [1]
>>> If you did, and you found it unclear, I'd welcome your suggestions as to how
>>> to improve that documentation.
>> I don't think I'd want to try. I'd likely have "too many questions."
>> And my feelings would either be bolstered by people like Ken Brown who
>> answered these initial questions promptly and accurately with
>> patience, or trampled rudely and brusquely as is Jon Turney's habit.
>> Yes, I've seen other Jon Turney's responses, and they're not winning
>> the cygwin cause many friends.
>That's both insulting and untrue. Jon's doing a great job maintaining
>and supporting one of the most complex pieces of Cygwin, and as far as
>I remember, his responses are always helpful and accurate.

Big ditto.  And, I will once again offer my usual pragmatic observation
that going personal in a response is not going to have any positive
effect on your prospects of additional support from the object of your

We are giving you stuff for free, including mailing list support.  If
you don't like the type of support you receive then you *can* send email
to a mailing list expressing your outrage but that is not likely to have
any positive effect whatsoever beyond the temporary flush from
expressing "righteous" indignation.

And, additionally, the argument from a stranger who says

1) I know a lot.

2) I found this confusing but I have no intentions of offering
constructive feedback.

is likely going to cause a number of people to discount 1).


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