ATTN: stalin users (slightly OT)
Apologies for the slightly off-topic message, but I know of no other
way to reach the Debian stalin users.
The upstream author Jeffrey Siskind has asked if I could ask those who
find stalin useful to send him a message stating such. He needs
feedback to use during his evaluation to convince his employers to
allow him to keep spending time on this project. Taking a few moments
to contact the him will translate fairly directly into corporate
support for a free software project if enough relevant people do it.
Here's specifically what he asked:
From: Jeffrey Mark Siskind <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: stalin: patch for sparc compile.
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 21:42:33 -0400
Thanks for the patch. It looks OK to me.
BTW, is there any way to get a measure of how many people are using Stalin
through Debian? I'm going through my evaluation now and it would help me if I
could say to my committee something like `at least n people are using Stalin
as obtained through Debian'. Even better would be feedback from users. One or
two line statements are fine. Something like `I use Stalin to support my
research in widgets. I find that for my task, code compiled by Stalin runs x%
faster than code produce by Foo-C, the previous Scheme compiler that I was
using. Without Stalin, I would not be able to conduct my research.'
Rob Browning <firstname.lastname@example.org> PGP=E80E0D04F521A094 532B97F5D64E3930