Re: Broken applications: Could we be honest?
Jimmy Tang wrote:
At the risk of imposing what we do at our work place onto your work
flow, i find that users generally should have access to better
debuggers/profilers than what ships with standard gnu distros.
Well, if you intend to start a flame war on the lists... but enough on that.
presumably if you are doing scientific computations, you probably have
access to a commercial compiler?
Oh, we do. Consider an project with a timeline of many years or even
decades of years. would you choose a non onepn source (commercial)
compiler/debugger for that project? I'm pretty sure, you won't.
also shouldnt users be using programs like xmgrace
Talking about commerical applications from your point of view - why use
free software for data analysis when powerful commercial packages like
IDL are available?
Oliver Rother, Department of Space Physics,
University of Kiel, Leibnizstr. 11/505a, D-24118 Kiel
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