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Re: A Hurd release

From: Robert J. Chassell
Subject: Re: A Hurd release
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 16:54:52 +0000 (UTC)

"Neal H. Walfield" <neal@walfield.org> wrote,

   You might have a good point if the maintainers supported using
   savannah.  This is simple not the case.  

But the stated reason that ams@kemisten.nu will not send in bug
reports is that the maintainers insist on using this particular

I am not arguing whether Roland or Szmidt are right, but am pointing
out that according to what has been said, as a project, not as an
individual, the Hurd effort requires that bug reports involve a
particular interface.

Szmidt says that the cost of using that interface is too high for him.
Others have said that the cost to changing it is too high for them.

It may be that Szmidt is socially foolish in not discovering that the
project does not do what he hears its people saying it does.  Or it
may be that those who are seeking help are socially foolish in not
setting things up for a hacker who pays more attention to what is said
than to discovering social confusions.

Regardless, in so far as you are right that Roland mostly ignores
messages from savannah, then the project as a whole has to convey to
people like Szmidt that he need not submit bug reports the way he
thinks he was asked.  That is a necessity of a project seeking more

    Robert J. Chassell                         
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