On Fri, 20 Sep 2002, Thomas Lockhart wrote: > Well, what I was hoping for, but no longer expect, is that features > (store xlog in another area) can be implemented and applied without > rejection by the new gatekeepers.
It can be, and very simply. So long as you do it in the way which is not error-prone, rather than the way which is. > I have no fundamental objection to extending and replacing > implementation features as positive contributions to development. I do > have trouble with folks rejecting features without understanding the > issues, and sorry, there was a strong thread of "why would anyone want > to put storage on another device" to the discussion. I doubt it. There was perhaps a strong thread of "windows users are loosers," but certainly Unix folks put storage on another device all the time, using symlinks. This was mentioned many, many times. > There has been a fundamental shift in the quality and civility of > discussions over issues over the last couple of years, and I was naively > hoping that we could work through that on this topic. Not happening, and > not likely too. Well, when you're going to bring in Windows in a pretty heavily open-source-oriented group, no, it's not likely you're going to bring everyone together. (This is not a value judgement, it's just a, "Hello, this is the usenet (or something similar)," observation. That said, again, I don't think anybody was objecting to what you wanted to do. It was simply a bad implementation that I, and probably all the others, were objecting to. So please don't go on like we didn't like the concept. cjs -- Curt Sampson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> +81 90 7737 2974 http://www.netbsd.org Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light. --XTC ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: you can get off all lists at once with the unregister command (send "unregister YourEmailAddressHere" to [EMAIL PROTECTED])