nekonoko wrote:We've had this argument before
Do you consider every comment which is not praying before the altar do be an argument ?
and it's the primary reason I've pretty much stopped trying to create new tardists. Yes you've inspired me to pretty much quit.
There are what, 500 people in here now ? How many have extensive Irix experience ? How should they feel when they download the spiffiest new xyz only to find that it doesn't work ? All I said before about that, was that things for general consumption SHOULD have a decent readme. If xyz won't run on irix 6.5.20 (the latest available one) then it would seem that a readme TELLING people that ahead of time would be a good idea. If that is your idea of an argument then I don't know what to say ...
I can't be blamed for changes that SGI has made to IRIX that makes compiles under 6.5.22 not work on older versions
Can you find any comments to the effect that this is *your* fault ? Not from me ....
... and I also can't be expected to downgrade systems I use on a regular basis just for the hell of it
Nor will you find any sugggestions like that from me ... but if Nekoware is to be of any use to the general community, then it should at least tell people what's required before they go to all the trouble of trying to run it. There's nothing wrong with being a hot-dog hacker dood .... but if nekoware was intended to be good for the entire group of people running these things, then a little documentation would seem to be a requirement. And maybe the newest widely available Irix version would be good, too. You're right, I did comment on that. And you guys said that wasn't important to you so I shut up about it. End of argument from my point of view. You haven't seen a single remark about that decision from me since. In fact lemme set myself to readonly, since any different opinions seem to upset you.
The reference in question wasn't about compatibility anyway, it was about lack of trust - as in malware - openssl/openssh with backdoors and other tinfoil.
well, if one had a *serious* need for security they'd probably be correct to suspect anything that wasn't compiled under their own control. That's not a cut at the people here, just a general observation about security. Like sausage, if you need to really trust something, better make it yourself.
Hmm, yes on second thought sure, make Nekoware anyway you like whiter - I'm grown weary of all the arguing.
Excuse me for having any ideas. Sorry.. Will go read-only and see if I can sign up for some kou-tou lessons. Perhaps that will stop all the arguing. See ? Easy solution leaving everybody happy. Life just isn't that hard, ya know.