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Re: Is perl-5.8.2 canonized for use on cygwin yet?
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: "Blair P. Houghton" <blair at houghton dot net>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 01:32:23 -0500
- Subject: Re: Is perl-5.8.2 canonized for use on cygwin yet?
- References: <DLEDLBGGCHGDFMMGKBHBEEJBCDAA.email@example.com>
Blair P. Houghton wrote:
The people who were crazy enough to leave their email
addresses in perl's cygwin installation docs aren't
being helpful (unless you call reflexive BOFH-grade
whining helpful). You'd think they'd understand not to
make themselves available as POC if they're not POC.
In response to a (private) "request" for help that included the polite
statement: "I got your names out of
http://search.cpan.org/~jhi/perl-5.8.1/README.cygwin . Hey, that's what
you get for putting them in there." I (privately [*]) wrote the
following "BOFH-grade whining":
None of us (with the exception of Gerrit) have had anything to do with
perl since before 5.6.0. And even Gerrit probably doesn't appreciate
getting cygwin-related email in his personal box.
Please keep cygwin-related question on the cygwin mailing list.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Gerrit is the current maintainer, reads the list,
and is (one of) the most qualified to answer questions about the current
perl distributions on cygwin. And if he doesn't know, somebody else on
the list will.
[*] well, restricted to the list of previous recipients
Mr. Houghton, there is a difference between a POC and a historical
record of major contributors. As with most projects, new contributors
perl's cygwin port are loath to remove the record of their predecessors,
and simply append their name to the existing list. Meanwhile, the
earlier contributors have almost certainly moved on.
I was perfectly content to ignore this, but I couldn't allow you to
accuse Eric, alex, Steven, Sebastien, and Teun of whining and
unhelpfulness. Unless you got other emails on which I was not CC'ed,
blame ME not them for any "whining" you believe is represented by the
above text. (Gerrit is around and can defend himself, and I really don't
care what you say or think about me.)
Gerrit: I suggest that you edit the README.cygwin file, leaving in the
names of the contributors (hell, delete mine if you want) and eliminate
all email addresses except email@example.com, so we don't need to go
thru this exercise again.
End of my contributions to this thread.
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