"shouted down", "shot down", apologies

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Jun 27 17:40:00 GMT 2001

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 08:32:52PM -0400, Brian Keener wrote:
>John Wiersba wrote:
>>As Brian Keener implied in his email, I don't really want to spend a
>>huge amount of time just getting setup to successfully build the
>>source, before I can even start to contribute.  I routinely build perl
>>and quite a few GNU packages on AIX, SunOS, HP/UX and linux, but all of
>>them build relatively cleanly out-of-the-box with only minor tweaking.
>I think part of this is as Chris stated - maybe I over mystified some
>of the problems I had/have and the step involved in being a contributor
>or maybe it was/is my total lack of C++ programming on any platform and
>cygwin knowledge before getting started.  As a total newcomer to C++
>that found Cygwin very appealing and not having worked with anything
>using a make or a makefile since a little bit of C work - getting
>started on Cygwin was a challenge.  I guess I just bit off too much to
>start with

Well, as a total newcomer, you made some amazing contributions to
setup.exe so I'm very happy that you signed on.


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