On 25 Sep 1998, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> That doesn't explain all of the outside patching and bug fixing essentially
> ignored by the maintainer. It also doesn't explain the constant repeated
> feature requests.
Most of the patches I've seen have been "I want a different behavior"
patches. I count maybe a half-dozen non-incorporated actual fixes in over
> RBAK> Software does not exist for the sake of its developer community, but
> RBAK> rather, for its users.
> Precisely. And the users haven't been getting what they've wanted.
> Traffic on majordomo-users constantly bears this out.
"The users"? Or 10% of the users? Or 5%? Or 1%?
I'll give Mj2 a shot, probably, but I certainly haven't seen much of any
grat improvement in it, other than the need to be a Pine jock to use it, a
pile of data structures most of us learn to give up on and hide completely
after a few years of non-academic programming experience, and an
abandonment of the simplicity that made me choose Mj1 in the first place.
Oh, and geeky features I don't understand after 25 years in the industry.
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