[aprssig] Rant - Cross platform portability

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Mon Sep 18 00:19:12 CDT 2006

Tyler Allison wrote:
>>Jim Lux wrote:
>>>Gregg makes some comments about the availability of software for a
>>>variety of environments, and that triggers some comments about software
>>>development, not necessarily directed at Gregg personally, but at a
>>>general misunderstanding of how and why software gets developed.
>>Hi Jim, I guess I stirred up some emotions.
> I had a rather lengthy rant of my own in response, but fanning the flames
> of a JAVA war are not needed on the sig. For once...I'm not going to send
> it. My mom would be very proud.

Well I certainly didn't aim anything at you Tyler.  I simply tried to say that I 
think is better to aim for cross platform portability when developing software 
for amatuer radio, because of the diversity of users.  You might not be able, or 
inclined to do that, and as I said to Jim, I accept that fact of your life. 
Thanks for the things that you are able to contribute!

> Suffice it to say...until you pay my salary..don't presume to tell me what
> to work on. And if you do pay my salary..you better ask nicer than that. I
> do more than my fair share of "charity" work in the development arena and
> I'll thank you not to spit on my work.

I am making suggestions of where time could be spent to keep duplicate effort 
from being wasted on cloning software for other OSes/environments.  If that's 
not something that you find worth consideration, fine.  Maybe others do.

Gregg Wonderly

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