> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chip Dunning [mailto:chip.dunning@...]
> Then why don't you *volunteer* *your time* to the data
> monkeys with the
Because he's already one of my OS monkeys and I want him to stay there and
not defect to the data team, thank you very much.
> express idea of keeping up the 3.0 tree. The thing about open
> source is
> that since it is all "give" work people tend to work on the
> things that
> interest them. So, if nobody is working to maintain the 3.0
> branch then
> obviously nobody who gives of the time feels they want to do the work.
Well, since the original complaint was people working on 3.0 instead of 3.5,
I think you're barking up the wrong tree here.
> What you really want is for someone to give of their time to
> a project
> so that it can support what *you* want. I am sure the Data
No, that's what another user suggested. He wants 3.5 and not 3.0 so feels
that there should be no efforts towards 3.0 work at all.
> Monkeys would
> love to have your time given in support of the 3.0 base. Unless of
> course you are just interested in complaining instead of
> getting involved.
Obviously you have no idea what you're talking about in this regard as Gil
does give his time to PCGen. And even if he didn't, we are not in the habit
of ignoring reasonable user requests.
> Do you have something to prove that 50% comment - or is it
> just another strawman for you to kick around?
And can you prove the opposite? It's a useless argument, neither side has
statistical numbers so it's moot. You obviously feel one way and he feels
My personal experience is that it's running about 50-50 among my gamer
friends as far as which system they're going to use.
Taking another tack, look at what started this little discussion... Someone
thought there was too much effort going into 3.0.
Following your argument above about what gets worked on and why, the people
are working on 3.0 more than 3.5, so therefor that must be what they want to
see in the program.
Again following your logic above, if there *is* a majority that want 3.5,
they're not willing to get involved to make it happen.
The upshot is that *both* are going to be supported to the best of our
ability. We will *not* forsake one for the other.
~ PCGen BoD
~ OS Silverback