[nos-bbs] NOS, CYGWIN, WIN32, DJGPP, and future porting issues ...

Maiko Langelaar (ve4klm) maiko at pcs.mb.ca
Fri Sep 15 23:31:00 EDT 2006

Hi Barry,

> MS is infamous for treating its users like this.  It's disgusting.

Perhaps it's time to cut MS some slack.

Are the *powers to be* in the Linux community any different when they
pull a stunt like they did in dropping JMPBUF in the latest GLIB ? How
many pieces of software suddenly turned *useless* when they did that ?

> Maiko, your story about Internet Explorer is extremely indicative
> of Microsnot's horrible attitude of those who produce their software
> and toward the people who use it.

But this isn't about MS, this is about Linux now.

Perhaps I should subscribe to the Linux developers groups and post
my concerns. I doubt it will change anything, but then they'll know
first hand - their decision will have essentially put an end to an
elegant and still very functional style of programming used by the
select few software developers that know how to use them.

I guess that's called Natural Progression :-)

Maiko Langelaar / VE4KLM

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