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Re: Bug: link.exe

I'll be plain. I try to contribute feedback to open source projects that I use. I've had my own projects, and know how hard it is to get feedback. I like Cygwin. It lets me switch between Unix and Windows configurations relatively easily.

I am, however, greatly disappointed at how negatively certain members of this list treat people who provide feedback. Not being able to keep up with the volume of the list, I don't always catch that upgrading Cygwin will break my build configurations. In future, I am inclined to not report new problems after upgrading. There are certain list members who seem to have a deep insight into Cygwin, and rather than sharing, they lambast those users who do not have the time to make Cygwin a major part of their lives. Not all of us have the time to review several months worth of list archives to find what we need. That just plain sucks.

Thanks for making such a useful tool available to the public.

Christopher Faylor wrote:

On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 09:50:02AM -0700, Isaac Foraker wrote:

That's a really nice attitude. I don't expect anyone to bend over backwards, but a little QC would be nice. If you would prefer that professionals using Cygwin with commercial configurations do not provide feedback, I suggest you update the fact and just say so.

Let me clarify:

You implied that people "don't want to hear about MS VC++".

I replied that no one cares if you are using it or not.  The point of my
reply was to correct a misperception that we somehow don't want to hear
that people use MSDEV.  We don't care what people use and are obviously
not in the position to dictate anything to anyone.

As you may have surmised, one of the major points of the project is to
provide an environment that does not require MSDEV.  So, while we bear
no ill will towards anyone who wants to use MSDEV, we are not going to
go out of our way to change the distribution so that it works better
with MSDEV.

I have no idea what you're talking about wrt to "commercial
configurations".  You can use Cygwin however you like, within the
confines of the licensing.  We don't make any claims as to its fitness
for any purpose commercial or otherwise.

We also supply Cygwin with a money-back guarantee so, if you are not
satisfied, please talk to your personal Cygwin customer support.

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