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Re: setup.exe is too small
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 21:41:38 -0500
- Subject: Re: setup.exe is too small
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 09:31:21PM -0500, David Robinow wrote:
>Andrew DeFaria <ADeFaria at Salira dot com> wrote:
>>It is indeed a natural assumption that the phrase "to demand that
>>something be done" is addressed to me, that I was demanding that
>>something be done.
>Andrew, relax. And pay attention. The whole thread was about people
>who did seem to demand that something be done. You chimed in to defend
>them. Igor is quite aware of that, as is anybody who bothered to read
>the previous posts. By the way, I agree with Andrew that "fix it
>yourself" seems a bit harsh as a response to an obvious newbie.
I can't agree. Take it in context with what was written. The "fix it
yourself" response was in response to a somewhat rude request that a
problem be fixed. It had words like "For the love of open source"
"what is the hold up?" and "I'm dying here".
I don't think newbie should necessarily mean clueless and demanding
but that is how the original post came across to me.
Remember, we are giving you gifts. Cygwin is a gift. The response to a
gift is "Thank you" not "Yeah, yeah. Now I want more, when's it
We're human, too. When someone seems demanding after having been given
a gift it tends to rub us the wrong way.
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