On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 18:30:25 +0200, Boris wrote in message 

> Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 16:08:52 +0200, Boris wrote in message 
> > 
> >>A "short" message for Arnt !
> > 
> > ..Winston Churchill had a great way of having bureaucrats trim 
> > their language; it had to be readable without glasses, from across 
> > the room, on one sheet of paper, nailed to the wall.  ;-)
> will have to send HTML mails out then, in order for the
> font size to be appropriate for you :-)

..naaa, try /usr/games/banner.  ;-)

> Hope this one is short enough for you !

..see above.  ;-)

> >>Hey, HOW about integrating the necessary functionality into
> >>FlightGear itself, then we'll have a graphical UI :-))
> > 
> > ..whenever pigs fly.  Meanwhile, start with a set of shell scripts,
> > and hide them from those chicken Wintendo users who "clicks"
> > "Graphical Upgrade Wizard", and show real people what's 
> > going on if they care to learn, it can run in the background,
> > it'll first need to drag home the deps and compile and set 
> > them up, then FG itself.
> well, thanks for all these pointers to shell scripting howtos, but
> that shouldn't be the problem ;-)

..excellent, act on it.  ;-)
> Actually, I rather consider the requirement for a GNU toolchain on
> windows (=>Cygwin) to be the problem - and that's what would be
> necessary in order for the shell stuff to work, hence Steven's

..ah, I dunno Wintendo, I only see people here use it on it.

> approach to use Perl for tardiff is certainly more convenient

..whatever does the job.  Compilation of the patched source code?

> > ..that was a joke, with GNU tools on a Wintendo, 
> > you don't need Winzip.  ;-)
> _I_ know of course, but thinking of those folks who are not
> familiar with Cygwin it might indeed be a better way to
> use standard extensions that are by default recognized under
> windows - and if that's true for TGZ instead of TAR.GZ that's
> certainly worth to think about.

..shoot, FG is a meritocracy.  ;-)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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