Re: [Banshee-List] Banshee from Intrepid repository not up to date
- From: Max Battcher <me worldmaker net>
- To: banshee-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Banshee-List] Banshee from Intrepid repository not up to date
- Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2010 22:36:23 -0500
On 1/8/2010 19:59, bornagainpenguin wrote:
You're welcome to help maintain the Hardy and Intrepid bits if you feel
sidelined or ignored.
Really? And what if I am not a programmer? What if I'm merely a prodigious
end-user whose managed to slowly learn enough about Linux, FOSS, *NIX, etc
to run his desktop? What then?
You've jumped to a conclusion here that the original post did not
warrant-- you don't necessarily need to be a programmer to contribute to
maintaining builds for older platforms. Sometimes all build maintenance
requires is someone with a) the platform, b) the time, and c) basic
command line knowledge with good IRC, Mailing List and
Bugzilla/Launchpad usage and communication skills.
Because its a community effort, whatever skills (or even money) you have
the time and the patience to lend can be used to affect the changes that
you wish to make. Free software is a misnomer (regardless of the FSF's
opinion on the matter) in that it still requires just as much hard work,
effort, time, and patience as any other software. (…and programming
remains only one facet in a larger ecology of skills required to make
If you've managed to become a "prodigious end-user" of Linux, you
probably have enough skills in some of those areas to contribute
something of value to the community, if that were your desire to do so.
If you have the time and patience, I would encourage you to lend those
to this project.
I'm not "on the team" and have no official weight to any of my words,
whatsoever. I hope, however, that you can see the message I'm trying to
get across as a friendly neutral appeal for you to take a step back from
your current attempt at discourse, give things a little patience, and
attempt to see what you can positively contribute to further discussion
and/or this community at large.
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