[Netsurf-develop] Font info request

John-Mark Bell jmb202 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Mar 5 00:38:13 GMT 2005

On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, John Cartmell wrote:

> [Apologies to the team for the following but Peter relies on intimidation
> to get the last word; I really don't want his negative message to stand
> uncontested]

If you're going to continue to present opinion as fact in this manner, 
then please take it to email. There's enough traffic on this list already 
without the need for cheap shots.
> On 04 Mar, Peter Naulls <peter at chocky.org> wrote:
> >  In message <4d45c7d128john at cartmell.demon.co.uk>
> >           John Cartmell <john at cartmell.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> > [snip lots and lots of pointless comments]
> > >
> > > > Of course, the best solution would be for the font manager to support
> > > > Truetype and Opentype fonts, but that's not ever likely to happen.
> > > 
> > > Beg to differ.
> > John, just this once - shut up.  We don't care
> [Snip]
> I do care. That's the difference between us. The Netsurf team are doing a
> great job and deserve feedback. 

Yes, _useful_ feedback, not wishy washy statements along the lines of 
"something's broken, it's your fault". If you can't at least follow the 
basic issue reporting guidelines in the documentation, then I for one 
would rather not have the feedback at all. If it's a big enough issue, 
it's likely someone else (who can be bothered to follow the guidelines, 
at least to some extent) will point it out.

> Whilst your repeated interruptions in various places are almost 
> invariably negative I will continue to support, argue, and praise the 
> damned good work that RISC OS developers do. 

Wasting my time by nitpicking over trivial issues and not clarifying your 
statements when asked is hardly a good example of that. Nor is your
continued inability to submit a sensible bug report. As for what 
constitutes a good bug report, I can't put it more concisely than the 
guidelines included in the documentation. Here's a direct link, if you're 
unable to find them:



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