[lug] RH 8.0 mirrors

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Mon Oct 7 23:31:03 MDT 2002

Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>>>"Alan" == Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh> writes:
> [ gcc 2.96 ]
> Alan> Either the whole point was to make it incompatible with everything
> Alan> else in the world, or it was a massive, inexcusible judgment error
> Alan> (and not their first).
> Or, maybe some third thing you didn't think of.
> The fact is, while 2.96 was released in a dumb way (and those
> responsible were chastised by the GCC Steering Committee), releasing
> that particular compiler was a good move overall, especially since gcc
> 3.0 had C++ regressions.  Bero used to have a nice web page explaining
> all the points, but www.bero.org seems to be offline.  It is still in
> google's cache though.
> Alan> It's what they're repeating with trying to make their own KDE,
> Alan> since they can't really get GNOME to stabilize.
> I still haven't seen the new look-and-feel.  But I can tell you that
> the stated reasons for doing it (Owen Taylor has a web page on this)
> are, as far as I'm able to determine, in fact the real reasons.
> Though, of course, one might reasonably distrust me as a member of the
> infernal propaganda engine.

Yeah...  I shouldn't have written that email.  I have these moments... And 
it seems I have them too often...

My apologies.

	-- Alan [quick to speak, slow to listen] Robertson
	   alanr at unix.sh

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