Re: vancouver revisited
On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 12:04:11AM +0200, Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 23, 2005 at 12:00:07AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 01:53:37PM +0200, Peter 'p2' De Schrijver wrote:
> > > > Claiming "nobody sane will ever use that" means someone who's actually
> > > > interested in using said software, even if it's slow is left out in the
> > > > cold. That's silly.
> > >
> > > The user can always ask to build it or provide resources to build it.
> > Rotfl.
> > Imagine:
> > You have one m68k machine, and want to use it as a lightweight browsing
> > machine (yes, some people do that). To have a browser, however, you'll
> > need to let it run for >24 hours because the browser isn't compiled...
> > and then you end up with mozilla, but you prefer a lightweight browser,
> > such as galeon. Add another bunch of hours.
> Galeon is by no means a lightweight browser. If you want a lightweight
> browser look at dillo or the GPE mini browser.
The point is that not compiling software because it takes too long is
not a solution; all you do is to move the problem from the developer to
the user, and you add some on top of that. Not very nice.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond