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Re: dselect oddities



On Mon, May 18, 1998 at 01:07:29AM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On 17 May 1998 18:37:35 -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >	Well. Either you look at the help (and it is way less than 50
> > options), or you hire people to help. I'll offer you a 50%
> > discount since you use Debian, and I like Debian. That comes to umm,
> > around $125/hour.
> 
>     Or I use the tools which are presented and make suggestions to their
> improvement.  I wouldn't pay you $1.25 an hour, and that is assuming a 50%
> bonus.  Want to know why?  You don't read and try to understand what the
> person is saying.

Steve, we read and we understand what you want. We have suggested ways
in which you can both (a) work around the lack of this feature now,
and (b) request that it be added in the future. But you don't listen
to our replies.

>     I posted a challenge to you.  Go back to my original 1 sentence message
> and describe how I was rude.  I wasn't.  Until then I have been reactionary
> in my tone.  Think about it.

I have -- I think you were rude. As I replied then, constructive criticism
is welcome, unconstructive criticism is not.

>     Why?  At this point I know the developers are aware of it and either
> they're going to do something about it or they aren't.  Such a wishlist with
> my name on it will make no difference on way or the other.

The bug system is the proper recording mechanism for this. For the bug
system to forget something, somebody has to tell it to. On the other hand,
people can forget things far more easily.



Hamish
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