From: Dom Lachowicz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 10:31:18 EDT
On Fri, 2002-05-10 at 05:11, 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.
In all honesty, I could've been a lot harsher quite easily.
> I have looked repeatedly in rpm.net but have not found the file. I have also looked on the ximian site and the Gnome site but have not found the file.
Wait, isn't libgal7 is the first thing listed on that page. Hrm...
Wait, there's more. I typed 'libgal abiword' into google and got back
some interesting results:
Hrm... this looks like one of many existing answers on the web too,
because this problem isn't unique:
Also, a `ls -l /usr/lib/libgal*` would probably list several libgals.
Maybe a `ln -s` might solve things for you too, but I suggested that in
my last email.
> 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.
Hardly obscure. Evolution, Nautilus, and Gnumeric need it too. Hrmm...
add that to Abi and 4 industrial-strength apps need it. Funny how we all
depend on obscure libraries that no one seems to be able to find.
> 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.
Grow up and learn how to use your email client. I don't pretend to be a
nice guy all of the time, and my reply was quite public. I am never
sneaky, in part because I don't have to be, but it also doesn't fit with
my persona. For better or for worse, I tend to respond in kind - if your
email was nicely worded, you would've just gotten my standard "hi dave!
try rpm -Uvh --nodeps abi*.rpm" response. I also told you that if you
wait a day or so, Ximian would release RPMs easily usable by you (which
they actually did yesterday...) But instead, you got what you deserved
*and* I gave you several answers after a sound and thorough chastising:
If you don't like getting burnt, I suggest that you stop playing with
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