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, "Dave Wade" <g4ugm@...> wrote:
> > I'm sure with your charm you would be able to
> > succeed where I have failed, at getting Jason's
> > mods into base Hercules. It apparently requires
> > pulling hen's teeth from two parties, but I've
> > seen how you handle sensitive negotiations in
> > the past, and it seems to work out well.
> From what I remember the opinion was pretty unanimous,
> so more than two people....
Ok. And I certainly sympathize with the Hercules
developers not wanting their product to appear
unprofessional in any way, and some people
consider the sledgehammer approach to all problems
to be unprofessional.
On the other hand, I wonder which customers it
is they are going to such lengths to cater for,
and why they should get preferential treatment.
They're scared they might lose business to IBM?
Has anyone actually said "yes, I would stop using
S/390 mode of Hercules on my bootlegged ADCD if
S/380 existed anywhere at all on the website or
in the source tree since I'm a professional"? Is
that the important customer base? I would hope
that there was a rationale other than political
behind denying a clear group of people the tools
they have asked for, and even provided (from
two independent sources) the required code changes
On the other hand, the problem will hopefully
auto-resolve after I've completed the project
of disassembling all MVS modules and built MVS
from a new source base, making MVS mods easier
so that MVS/380 can be made to run on a S/390.
So see you again in a few months/years. :-)
> .... but on the other hand Hercules is Open Source
> so it was also agreed nem con
"nem con" = "without objection" for those whose
Latin isn't as good as mine (which includes most
Italians I'll bet).
> that if you want to produce System/380 then we wish
> you all the best and will help as best we can...
Phil, there's your blessing for sticking Jason's mods
into TK4 and tkherc. I'm sure I'm not the only person
who looks forward to running that.