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Q106: Re: calling last chance on bug fixes ?

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Re: calling last chance on bug fixes ?

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 18:43:42 -0700
From: Sam Leffler <>
Subject: Re: calling last chance on bug fixes

    To:  Sam Leffler 
    Subject:  Re: calling last chance on bug fixes
    Date: Sat, 27 Jul 1996 08:11:55 +0800
    From:  The Doctor 

    I am sorry but I don't see how you can say "I know of no problems".  I 
    still haven't managed to build it for Linux.  What about other people, 
    has anyone managed to build it and got it working for Linux.
I have seen many notes from people that have built the software under
Linux.  As I said before if you don't provide a way for me to reproduce
or diagnose a problem then I have no option but to ignore it.  Given 
that I don't use Linux and that other folks have told me they compile
the code under Linux I consider any complaint of this sort to be a local
configuration problem.  Please understand that it's not my responsibility
to diagnose other folks problems.  I'm simply trying to get stuff in
good shape for general distribution.  If folks using non-SGI systems 
don't contribute towards this goal then the software will go out not 
working on their systems (period).  As I alluded to in my original 
posting I intend to severely reduce my involvement in this software 
once v4.0 is released.  Specifically I intend to respond only to bug 
*fixes* that are sent to me.  Folks will be on their own to diagnose 
problems and come up with fixes.  I've been supporting this software 
for many years now and I've decided that it's time to stop doing this.
Hopefully other folks will step up and help fill in.  The bottom line
is I'm giving folks one last chance to get help from me before I go away.
But if you want help then you've have to provide me with enough 
information to diagnose a problem--I don't have time to waste chasing
down every vague complaint.


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