On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 07:13:49PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > >software that runs on multiple OSes (and not *just* FreeBSD) to run an > >extra system, running some other OS. > > no. i expect them to ask THAT program support. > > In really rare cases when they got an answer like > "You did all fine, i have the same configured program in my > linux/openbsd/netbsd/solaris/whatever OS and it works fine"
So . . . basically, it's okay for someone to ask about X if that person also runs Linux, but not if that person doesn't. That's the logical consequence of your argument thus far. How well have you actually thought this through? > > They it's place to ask because certainly there's something wrong with the > port. I don't recall that being an obvious and necessary condition of the example -- and that didn't seem to matter when you suggested that it might be on-topic if the querent also happens to have a Linux-based system handy. -- Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ] Quoth FreeBSD Secure Programming Guidelines: "In fact, never ever use gets() or sprintf(), period. If you do - we will send evil dwarfs after you."
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