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Re: Woctave-another gui front end

From: Markus Bergholz
Subject: Re: Woctave-another gui front end
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:39:52 +0100

Am 20.12.2012 23:25 schrieb "John W. Eaton" <address@hidden>:
> 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
> inferior.
> 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.

...the dark side of Open Source :)
But without doubt, we're all happy those projects exist!

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