[Mono-list] I give up / Mac OS X PPC support

Eto eto@shaw.ca
Sat, 10 Apr 2004 00:16:28 -0700

One thing to note:

Not everyone has time to contribute to an open source project to fix their
problems.  We have enough things to do as it is to start working on the
stuff that should 'just work' so we can get to the real job at hand.  (:

Also, not everyone has the skill to look through a huge project like mono to
find & fix a problem that they have no idea how it is happening..  or
where.. or why..   and do you really want someone that doesn't know what
they're doing fixing it?  I guess this lays on the foundation of OSS though.

My $0.02.. hehe (:


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[mailto:mono-list-admin@lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Gregory Junker
Sent: April 9, 2004 10:45 AM
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Subject: RE: Re: [Mono-list] I give up / Mac OS X PPC support

I would add that "Free" software is not "free" as in "free beer". It is
"free" as in "freedom to do what you want with it", and with freedom
comes responsibility.

At first glance, since I have only seen this snippet of his original
post, if urgent Mac OSX support is that important to Mr. Mentzer, then
he could actually lend his support in the form of either evaluating the
source of the problems, fixing the problems himself and submitting
patches, or both.

My $0.02 (which is more than any of us pay to use this software).

On Fri, 2004-04-09 at 13:32 -0400, Lee Malatesta wrote:
> Steve Mentzer wrote:
>  > No offense to the mono team, but you should either drop support
>  > for PPC entirely or actually concentrate on getting it as stable
>  > as x86/linux.
> I think that this is exactly what the good folks on the mono team are 
> doing and I, for one, applaud their efforts. The mono project on the 
> PPC platform has come a long way and it should only continue to get 
> better. Perhaps the work isn't coming along as fast as I would like, 
> but this is mostly true of all software projects I've been interested 
> in whether open or proprietary. Good coding takes time.
> Regards,
> Lee
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