|Subject:||Re: Woctave-another gui front end|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:55:43 -0800|
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On Thursday, December 20, 2012 02:24:34 pm John W. Eaton wrote:
> On 19-Dec-2012, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> | But as to your first point, why do you carp quite so much on people who
> | point out the lack of some feature, but don't have the time or abilities
> | to contribute? Maybe those other people are engaged in other worthwhile
> | projects that are taking up their time, and maybe they even deal with
> | complaints about their projects, but don't immediately jump down the
> | other people's throats with "well, what have you done to help?"
> | Especially when those people are not actually whining, but just asking
> | or answering questions.
> I can't speak directly for Jordi, but I think I've had similar
> reactions in the past to people that seemed to be demanding something
> for nothing, or who seemed to expect that I do some work for them, all
> while they were telling me how the work I had already done was somehow
> Most of the feedback we get is negative (bug reports, complaints about
> the things that don't work correctly, comments from people calling us
> kindergartners, and so on). In my experience, years of negative
> feedback can wear you down and make you see even reasonable comments
> and questions as attacks. Maybe Jordi needs to take a break from the
> list. I know I did, and that's why I rarely post here now.
Like most folks, I suppose that I don't say very much until there is something to be concerned about. In the interest of correcting that, I will say that Octave has been very valuable to me and I much appreciate the efforts of those who have made it available.
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