[Mono-dev] InterOp problems with 1.2.6pre2

Prakash Punnoor prakash at punnoor.de
Sat Dec 1 03:01:50 EST 2007

On the day of Friday 30 November 2007 Andreas Färber hast written:
> Am 30.11.2007 um 22:10 schrieb Prakash Punnoor:
> > On the day of Friday 30 November 2007 Robert Jordan hast written:
> >> The layouts don't match, since declaring a field "private" won't
> >> magically subtract it from struct layout.
> >
> > It would help if you'd look at the svn version as I wrote in my
> > mail. Reading
> > helps, really....
> Careful there: You are writing to the development list of Mono and you
> seem to want help for a problem you are encountering with some third
> party library. So first of all, this is actually off-topic for this
> list in two aspects. To get help non-the-less, file a proper bug
> report with a self-contained test case, best place would be in
> Novell's Bugzilla with a link here. Pointing people to some SVN code
> they have to checkout and configure etc. is definitely not a self-
> contained test-case. And when you do provide code then it's your
> responsibility to make sure it's the correct code you're talking of,
> not Robert's.
> See: http://www.mono-project.com/Bugs

My time is limited. I could also simply ignore the bugs I encounter and try to 
find work-arounds. It is not my duty to give you test-cases. You the mono 
devs should see it as a courtesy that I report anything. It wouldn't take too 
much time to simply reproduce it and with the knowledge mono devs have they 
could pinpoint it faster then I have done it by wildly guessing. And in fact 
my report was pretty concise. I wrote down everything you need to know to 
reproduce that bug.

I don't need your help. I report a bug in mono, so I help you to make your 
product better!

I compare it with Linux kernel mailing list: There the devs respect the users 
and at least react to mails. The least I expected was a reaction and perhaps 
a hint what the posted error means so I could perhaps provide a small 
testcase within 5 minutes.

In another post, I tried to contibute a small optimizing patch for 
UInt32.Parse. Did I get any reaction whatsoever? Did I?

So moral of the story: I won't waste my time anymore on the mono mailing list. 
If you want people contributing - be it with code or bug reports - no matter 
whether the way of postig fits your taste or not - learn to respect that the 
contributers actually sacrifices some time for mono.

Good luck!
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//\ Prakash Punnoor /\\
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