From: Alessandro Baretta (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 14:27:23 EDT
I do not wish to perpetuate indefinitely this argument, but
let me have just a word in it. I am a partly competent,
largely incompetent user of Linux. I greatly value and
appreciate all efforts to develop free software for the
general public to use. I believe the community and each
individual member thereof ought to appreciate your work as
Abiword developers, yet, a user, partly competent, largely
incompetent like myself and many others, who needs help, has
a right to ask for it, with due respect. It is a duty of the
community, if not of the developers specifically, to lend a
hand. As a matter of fact, with all my incompetence, only a
little while after having installed Abiword (1.0.0 on my
Gnome/Linux box, 1.0.1 on my Win box), and after having gone
through a little trouble to find all the libraries rpm
needed to install the Linux version, I answered a question
posted on this mailing list by Mr. Keith Powell, who was
unable to find the appropriate version of libgnomeVFS, just
like Mr. David Thompson had a hard time finding libgal. I
realize Mr. Thompson could have used a little more tact when
asking, but, all the same, I think flaming him has been a
waste of time and energy for all involved, including the
readers of this list.
If, for example, instead of flaming Mr. Thompson, Mr.
Lachowicz had spent a few seconds reading
my--repeated--requests for help on the right-to-left feature
of Abiword, now there would be one more happy user of
Abiword and a greater deal of gratitude towards the
Abisource development team.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration.
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