From: Jesper Skov (
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 07:09:48 EDT

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    On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 11:11, david thompson wrote:
    > A reply to my enquiry and comment about libgal was made yesterday, a copy of which is attached. See how bad tempered it is. My reply is below.
    > it is true that I have not been using linux for long, but this does not mean that I am stupid. It is also true that I quite like abiword - if I did not then I would not bother to try to upgrade the program.
    > I have looked repeatedly in but have not found the file. I have also looked on the ximian site and the Gnome site but have not found the file.
    > I am very sorry that you cannot take criticism, but the fact remains that the libgal file is obscure, and therefor hard to find. If you insist on making a program which uses obscure files then at least provide a page of links to these files.
    > I find that the content of the attachment is bad tempered, and sneeky. My message was open - for all too see. But yours is personal, and hidden - like you do not want anyone too see what a 'nice guy' you are, or how well you can take a fair comment.
    > I shall be posting the attachment, along with this reply for all too see.

    I don't know what you've been smoking, but Dom's reply *was* public. And
    it was also very much a sensible reply for something like your original
    whinging mail. Had you asked more politely, you'd probably got the
    answer without the venting....

    And you *did* notice the answer to your problem at the bottom of Dom's
    mail, right?


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