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Re: [suse-axp] is dead too :(
From: Mike A. Harris (mharrisredhat.com)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 02:20:48 CDT
On Mon, 26 May 2003, Bryan W. Headley wrote:
>> your offers of assistance, have been useless. I suppose this has
>> something to do with your negative disposition. I have no idea what you
>> are talking about. And have no idea why you keep on meandering off-subject.
>The subject here is not dealing with your predicament. Want OO? Get the
>source and build it. Upset that no-one doing a "supported" Linux? Join a
>group that still supports your platform, or make an Aurora-like group
>and roll your own dist! They like RH so much they re-ported it to the
For the record "they" (the people managing AuroraLinux) are
current Red Hat employees. So it's not surprising that they like
Red Hat Linux so much. ;o)
>> But thusfar, all of your mean spirited suggestions with regards to
>> OpenOffice, are rather useless.
>What, firing up my old Alpha and typing 'make' to build OO is
>useless? Tell me how... it'll either compile, or I'll get error
>messages indicating where patches need to be developed. What's
>useless about that?
I think the problem is, is that he would like a premade working
solution for Alpha, and OpenOffice doesn't do that. The
suggestions people are giving for how to make OpenOffice happen
on Alpha, are being interpreted as "mean spirited".
The fact remains though, that no company is going to fund
development of OpenOffice on Alpha, unless that company stands to
profit from doing so, or is looking to burn money for charity.
It just isn't going to happen.
OpenOffice for Alpha will occur only if volunteer OSS developers
put their money where their mouth is, and make it happen. That
is truely the bottom line as most of us know. Why he finds this
offensive, I don't understand. It is just straight reality.
He knows where the source code of OOo is now, and he has been
given pointers on where to obtain information on learning how to
use RPM as a developer. There is also rpm-listredhat.com,
however porting OOo to alpha really doesn't have anything to do
with using rpm. One only needs the OOo source code, and that is
readily available in countless places, including on
ftp.redhat.com. If someone wanting to develop something like
openoffice doesn't have the skill to even locate a src.rpm on an
ftp site, or to search for it using search engine technology, or
to find the project's official source code repository online off
the homepage, I'm not sure they are likely to posess the skills
to contribute to porting the software to Alpha in the first
We're kind of wasting our time even discussing it. Someone
should invoke Godwin's law, and let us move on now.
Mike A. Harris ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat
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