[iyonix-support] Re: Problem installing Firefox-2-r2

  • From: Peter Naulls <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: iyonix-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:08:35 -0800

In message <4ebedb6892charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          charles <charles@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In article <5c6fd9be4e.peter@xxxxxxxxxx>,
>    Peter Naulls <peter@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Am I annoyed - yes.  And I get to look like a big monster for pointing
> > out serious problems that RISC OS has, but Paul looks like a hero for
> > providing a flawed short-term fix that looks like (but isn't) the right
> > thing to do.
> But the alternative is for people to get frustrated because they can't get
> Firefox to work.  This gives the whole porting project a bad name.

Only because there's been so little effort put behind it, by anyone

> And if it (Firefox) can't be made to function properly without a whole lot
> more work being done, why bother to release it in the first place?

This is a rhetorical question, right?  It was released because it is
usual to a number of people as it is.  But yes, if the attitute is that
mediocre, short-term fixes are ok for RISC OS, then I really cannot
fight that, and there isn't much point doing anything.

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