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Subject: Re: Cowon D2 EABI

Re: Cowon D2 EABI

From: Alex Parker <parker.alex.e_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:53:30 +0200

On 14 June 2010 14:30, Rob Purchase <rob.purchase_at_googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 14/06/2010 09:28, Paul Louden wrote:
>
>> On 6/14/2010 3:23 AM, Rob Purchase wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> As I said, I'm certainly not the only Rockbox dev with access to a D2. I
>>> resent the phrase "actually show up and do some work" - as far as I was
>>> aware Rockbox is a volunteer effort.
>>>
>>>
>> It is a volunteer effort, but the discussion of the move to EABI has been
>> happening for many months. To show up and complain after the fact that
>> *someone else* didn't test it, when you could've done so can seem very much
>> like simple whining.
>>
>
> So pointing out that a commit breaks things, and that a simple check
> beforehand would have prevented it, is now taken as "simple whining"? FFS.
> In the space of a day I've been told to "show up and do some work" and now
> accused of "simple whining". Is it any wonder I'm not around here as much as
> I used to be?!
>
> All it would have taken was a mail to this very list, stating "we intend to
> change over targets XX and YY in ZZ days" to give me or anyone else a chance
> to test it.
>
> Regarding r26832, the same should have applied. If there is no-one around
> to test it, a quick email to the list or forum thread is the only real
> option, lest the commit gets forgotten about and turns out to be the cause
> of some obscure bug months later. (Note: in this case the intention was
> clear and the commit seems fine).
>
> Rob.
>

FWIW I'm completely with you here. I think your original e-mail
was eminently reasonable and you have been jumped on rather unfairly here.

Alex
Received on 2010-06-14


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