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Re: setup.exe is too small
Robert Collins wrote:
On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 10:02, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
Christopher Faylor wrote
And, different agendas as well. No one in free software has to work
on things that they don't want to work on.
And, the theory that "You know how to do it. You're doing all this
other stuff, why don't you do this too?" doesn't really sound right
Chris do not view this as a justification for a "consumer" to demand
that a "producer" work for him. Rather I was trying to point out why
a "consumer" or a "semi-hacker" for that matter, might be reluctanct
to dive into a dev/patch project that they might view "over there head".
If they aren't willing to dive in,
The word was reluctant not unwilling.
then they still have options other than asking for charity...
*) Contribute something for the feature. I.e. 'I'll write up a web
page detailing how to use various aspects of setup, IF you will make
the chooser resizable for me'.
OK - I'll write up a web page detailing how to use various aspects of
setup, IF you will make the chooser resizable for me.
*) Contract someone else to implement the feature for them. "I'll put
$20 into a pool for the programmer that completes the feature".
I don't have a spare $20 to put into a pool but I'll put in my vote. Is
that good enough? :-)
IOW I don't think that just because it's Open Source and you *can*
fix it yourself, that a flippant "Fix it yourself!" response is
Conversely, neither is "Fix it for me!".
Isn't one of the tenents of Open Source that the developer typically
prides themselves on their code and therefore is quicker to fix bugs and
address problems in their products? You see to me this is one of the
falacys of the Open Source movement - that the producers will care
enough and have enough time to address such problems. As we can see this
is not always the case. From the view point of the consumer Open Source
is often not workable.