Subject: Re: CVSup collections for a NetBSD CVS tree
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 05/01/1999 13:07:57
In message <m10ddeq-000g5pC@most.weird.com>Greg A. Woods writes
>It's not *the* solution. It's is *a* solution. It *IS* the *BEST*
>solution for the job too, even if using it requires a specific platform
>be dedicated to the job. It is not the *only* solution -- just the
No, Greg. You keep refusing to hear the point that, from the NetBSD
user community's standpoint, it is not a solution *at all* at present.
Its' not a `best' solution; its *NOT* a solution.
>This is abundantly clear to anyone who's used it in any
>non-superficial manner (and maybe even to those who accept the
>testimonials of those who have).
I dont think that has ever been at issue.
>If you can't use the best and you
>don't want to, or can't, put the effort into making the best solution
>work for you then you will have to settle for the second best. That's
>perfectly fine and OK, just so long as you don't feel put out about it
>and try to force everyone else to use only the second best as well.
No, Greg. I'm saying netBSD shouldn't offer an officially-sanctioned
service until we can offer it to all NetBSD users. And, for that
matter, all NetBSD servers. That is where the analogy about `racism'
comes in. We want all ports to be equal; you want some to be more equal
than others, and you are complaining because you're encountering resistance.
>> Greg, telling other people that *they* need to do the necessary
>> legwork to make your preferred (but deeply flawed, for NetBDS) tool
>> into a viable tool for NetBSD is both arrogant and rude.
>Excuse me? Are you reading what I wrote? Or are you trying to put
>words in my mouth? The latter is extremely rude. I did not say
>"need" -- I don't think I even implied it.
'need' is certainly the way it read, though you may not have used the
words. And the `testimonials' you refer to implied it even more
strongly. But anyway: if you dont need CVSup, then why do we need to
provide an officially-sanctioned CVSup server for you?
As for "rudeness": do you not think character attacks are extremely rude?