Re: Enough time wasted, moving on
>>"Harry" == Harry Putnam <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Harry> Anyone who wants the official 6 CD set of woody 3.0
Harry> Can send me an address privately. First one I get in my inbox with
Harry> snailmail address will get the cds mailed to them.
You have been conned. Woody 3.0 is in a pre-release alpha
state (READ: unfit to release). There are no official CD's.
Harry> I've burned up 2 full days, gotten no help whatever from the
Considering you are asking about pre-release, unstable, wildly
unusable software on a users list, rather than the developers one, it
should come as no surprise no one would be able to offer any help.
Harry> Found the install routines to be unusable.
Shows why we haven't released it yet, huh?
Harry> All I hear from Woody is `can't won't or doesn't' And this on
Harry> a machine that has had 2 flavors of linux, 2 of the BSDs and
Harry> Solaris (intel) install successfully. Hardware recognized
This is beginning to get irritating. You take pre-release
software, one that is known to not yet work, and you are complaining
that pre-alpha softweaer does ot work? Well, duh.
Harry> Maybe I got hoodwinked getting them from `The sphere'
You did. If you provide soe more details, I can see what we
can do to tell them not to gyp users.
Harry> When I see things like that gauranteed to cause confusion, I
Harry> know that at the Debian organization someone is asleep at the
Rubbish. You did not get these from Debian. There is no
``official'' CD set on any Debian archivce site. You run down to som
e no name local shop and get an `official'' XP CD, guess what'll
happen? Why should things be different for a a shoddy CD set not from
Harry> And can rest assured that I will be in for lots of unnecessary
Harry> grief caused by `loose' organization and homeboy packaging.
I think this is a classic case of pilot error.
Harry> One has to think, what else is poorly done here.
Perhaps you ought to start accepting some blame for this
yourself -- jumping the gun with a shoddy, not-from-Debian pre
release alpha CD set.
Harry> But then again for someone who enjoys major unnecessary
Harry> tinkering. Relentless `fixes' and the like, Here is a chance
Harry> to get a setup that will keep you busy for a long time, and
Harry> absolutely free. I'll pay the postage too.
Please, let no one bother. Wait until Woody is actually ready
Harry> At least `woody' sounded...... well .... erect :-)
I suppose, if I were so inclined, I could characterize what
happened to you in similar terms.
Mother is the invention of necessity.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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