On 4 Jan 2005 Stuart Halliday <stuart(a)cybervillage.co.uk> wrote:
In message <445ab4274d.druck(a)druck.freeuk.net>
"David J. Ruck" <druck(a)druck.org.uk> wrote:
> The similies do not excuse what are rather silly comments, given that you
> are complaining about making no effort to read the very clear instructions
> on the page you downloaded the program from.
You don't understand human nature.
Its pretty clear I dont understand your nature. You saved yourself perhaps
15 seconds by not reading the download page, which then cost you several
hours in order to get an answer from this mailing list. But you then
continued to waste everybodies time with ever more stupid suggestions
generating 22 replies over 2 days, and no doubt will keep at it long after
any sense has prevailed.
These days there is no longer a place for just putting common
M$ had lots of problems following this old-fashion method and has
it for its platform because it caused far too many problems.
It is of no consequence to RISC OS what Microsoft does even if that was true.
If there was a copy of Tinct inside !Netsurf, what would it hurt?
It's 11K for goodness sake.
Its pretty obvious from that statement you have no understanding of the
module system or the consequences of having many copies of shared modules.
If an app had all its modules inside its self then it would just run
the user gets on with life.
And when another application requires a more recent version, and it cant be
loaded because a previously run application loaded a old copy from within
The modern idea is that an App should look inside the !Boot and then
inside itself for the required module. It makes life a whole lot easier for
the user and so lessens technical support.
This method is not new, its been discussed to death before in other RISC OS
mailing lists and it does solve a *lot* of user problems don't you think?
It may well have been 'discussed' by someone, but they obviously didn't
bother reading any replies from developers saying why it is this cannot work.
The fact that some people are just downloading the product and not
the web page clearly shows there is an install problem.
No, what it says is you've made a mistake, and are no acting in an ever more
ridiculously fashion to try to justify that mistake. Frankly its taking the
piss out of the NetSurf developers who put thousands of unpaid hours in to
this product, and now you are screaming murder because you couldn't be
bothered reading a web page.
Do yourself a favour and drop this now, before you annoy every RISC OS
David J. Ruck Phone: +44- (0)7974 108301 Email: druck(a)druck.org.uk