On 2/11/07 12:24 PM, "Ben Byer" <email@hidden> wrote:
> Alas ... so many of these problems are the kind of thing that any
> developer who took a solid interest in the problem could probably fix
> with a week or two of focussed effort. It's just that there are a
> dozen of them, and at least up until this point, only me.
And I (probably everyone else too) appreciate it.. Believe me! I'm not
bothered by the problem, I know its behaviour, and what appears to cause it,
so it's no stress, and I'm happy to wait <n> months for a fix to appear in
Software update at some point.
> Hell, there are probably people out there that would be better suited
> for this job than me. I have several years of X experience as a user,
> and fair bit of experience as an X developer on the client side, but I
> only looked at the server code for the first time about a year ago.
> Most of that past year has gone towards getting the thing to build,
> correctly, and fixing crashes -- you know, the kinds of things that
> you can catch in GDB.
Don't put yourself down. From where I sit, you're doing a great job of
supporting the users who will invariably have issues with a codebase change
like this. Keep it up, you'll be fine.
> Things like launchd support were fairly easy -- mainly a matter of
> finding the places where I needed to nudge some sockets into place.
> In contrast, I spent at least a month trying to figure out how to get
> fullscreen support working, and made almost zero progress. I'm
> looking at the Spaces stuff now, but it's slow going.
Take your time. While there's a crowd of users here crying out in pain
because of the change, they'll wait. You can only take as long as you take.
Mike Beattie <email@hidden>
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