<CT> Re: calmira_tips Digest V2 #54

  • From: "Ross Nelson" <coutcin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 16:27:00 -0600

>At one stage, the release of the Win3 source was one of the carrots
>which MS was offering in last year's dispute with the Department of
>Justice. I haven't heard any more, so it looks as though that
>particular avenue is dead. I'm not so sure I'd want source.  Yes, it'd
>be nice to have and maybe we could see that some stuff was inspired or
>we could point and laugh.
>But the _actual_ _full_ specification would be useful, source or not.
>The WORST part of my job is "make X work like Y" specifications.
>I'd rather have a real spec. -- it can be stupid, but at least not
>"make X like Y" becasue inevitably the customer wants some feature
>of Y in the new X that you (I) have managed to never even see.

That'd be cool...a new breed of Calmira.  CalWin, a replacement for Windows
3.1.  ;)

There's always decompilers!  Hehehe.  I tried a decompiler on a VB app of
mine once...didn't work.  :-\  High quality!

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