Timothy Murphy wrote: > I read the article by ESR, and agree that it was difficult to tell > from his rant exactly what problem it was that he had encountered. And that's rather amusing coming from someone who authored "How To Ask Questions The Smart Way". Incidentally, what Eric did was forcibly remove a critical library while running the development version of Fedora. Then he didn't just use the recovery tools available as part of the distro, instead opting to use a convoluted process involving netcat. I don't see how anyone should expect to be treated kindly for bitching about the results of such foolish actions. "I don't mean to sound cold and cruel and callous -- but I am, so that's the way it comes out." ;) > However, I do feel that the hostile reaction to ESR is > counter-productive. The reason the reaction got hostile is probably because Eric had threatened to jump ship before (at least once). In the instance I recall it was over his belief that proprietary multimedia needed to be supported. He got the legalities quite wrong in that discussion yet continued arguing despite that. 'Tis not a model for how to win friends and influence people. (Read this long thread for the gory details.) > Nobody knows as far as I can see what problems people meet, unless > they post bugzillas (which in my experience is a fairly useless > exercise). I'd have to respectfully disagree there. The issues I've submitted to bugzilla have been dealt with as well as could be hoped. The folks who maintain the distro work pretty hard at it for the most part.  http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html  http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2006-March/msg01286.html -- Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp ====================================================================== No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid.
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