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Subject: Re: Random numbers et al
From: Robert Hak (
Date: 2003-04-09

My turn to jump in here to just clarify a few points.

> My hope had been to offer something to Rockbox community.
And we appreciate it :)

> I am _genuinely_ surprised at how much resistance I have come across!
Its not 'resistance' in a negative way. Its just the will to not jump
from one stable base to another because of the sudden interest of one

> You can imagine how I felt when it was suggested that my skills would
> be best applied to "making the cursor flash" (see IRC logs.)
I gave you the benefit of the doubt here, and went back overthe IRC logs.
If was _me_ that was speaking to you regarding the idea of usingt your
energies else where. I _never_ said "make the cursor flash".

Imagine how I feel when you make me sound like a condecending git to a
programmer wishing to give of their time!

<adi|work> and itch would be: "hmmm.. i want an inverted cursor ... how do
           i do that..."
<adi|work> or "oh.. we don't have chess... let me write that"
<adi|work> or if you _really_ wanna work ;)
<adi|work> help quelsaruk with the docs...

> I have *NOT* "complained" about your rand(), what I said was nothing
> more than MY opinon based on MY experience and observations of the code -
> I was offering you an alternative which I honestly thought would benefit the
> Rockbox effort - but again, I have only succeeded in offending :(

I understand where you are coming from. Yet you yourself say
<paraphrasing> "How can i find my way in the code w/o comments, docs or
reading the whole source?</paraphrase> Well, we have read the source, and
been living with it, breathing it and working with it (and some of us, the
swedish lads, from the very start). What about our observations of the

You have not offended. Your experiance may be invaluable. But instead of
asking to rewrite things that are low priority, or are generally felt
would impact the rest of the code little, perhaps you could use your
engeries else where.

_that_ was my point. You don't have to work with the damn cursor if you
want. Read the feature request list, try and find something ther.

My 2 bits.


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