[mythtv-users] Disk Space Way Wrong
michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Sat Apr 21 21:52:04 UTC 2012
On 22/04/2012 3:13 AM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> This thread makes me so sad. The way Mark has been responded to in
> this thread is just uncalled for. He was nothing but respectful in
> this thread, helped identify a problem, and even provided code to deal
> with it. The only thing he said that was perhaps questionable was
> "Symlinks are an incredibly useful feature, you should discover them
> someday." That last part of that could certain be better worded, but I
> took it as more tounge-in-cheek than insulting.
> Meanwhile, he has been responded to by sarcastically comparing him to
> Jesus, mocking for his attempts to contribute in the way he chooses,
> told that he thinks he's better than everyone else, and told he
> doesn't know what he's doing in organizing a file system. I understand
> that some posters get pretty nasty around here in their bitching about
> what a poor job they think the devs do, and it make some people around
> here sensitive to comments. But what Mark posted was nothing like
> that, and he did not deserve the response he got.
I agree, and its a very disturbing/disappointing trend. Similar to the
somewhat unwarranted attack on Robert McNamara.
> The comment about "hundred or so workarounds already in my local tree"
> was not something I took as an attack on myth. I too have a bunch of
> patches (though not 100). Some I submit. Other I attempt to discuss
> for possible inclusion and don't get a positive response. Others I
> just dont bother with because, frankly, you sort of get a feel for
> what sorts of things the devs aren't interested in and don't want to
> waste time debating the merits of something you think will go nowhere
> (admittedly, I've been wrong in that assumption once). Other patches I
> feel are for something very particular to what I want, or at the very
> least would need to be configurable for other users taste and I just
> don't feel like taking the time to add the config options to the setup
> screens. Others patches are quite hacky and work for me, but they
> aren't very clean and I'd be embarrassed to submit them. In short,
> there are a lot of reason one would just hack together patches for
> themselves and not submit it. But that's not some insult to the devs
> to say that you do.
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