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Re: [Axiom-developer] --patch-50

From: Gabriel Dos Reis
Subject: Re: [Axiom-developer] --patch-50
Date: 01 Sep 2006 10:26:24 -0500

root <address@hidden> writes:


| > > If you want to convince him, good luck.
| > 
| > I thought the point of Silver was that we didn't have to try to
| > convince Tim of anything anymore ... ;)  (... meant to be funny).
| in some sense, yes. the SVN branch is a place where such "wild"
| ideas (such as axiom without latex) can be explored. 

You have also to realize that it is good to provide people way to test
wild ideas and provide incentive to people.  Can you give me any
reason why people would spend their valuable time Axiom-without-latex
when it is for from the outset that it is wasted time?

| it's the
| 'Linux Torvolds' vs 'Andrew Morton' organization used in Linux
| (not that i'm claiming to be linus...)

No, at the moment it is not.  Rather, I'm beginning to view it as way
of trapping people :-)


| > > If there are problems somewhere, I'm very willing to fix them, but
| > > I decline to fix the build environments.
| > > 
| > 
| > I think "fix" is too strong a word for the SF compile farm since
| > these machines serve many different purposes.
| latex does not need to be globally installed.

that is beside the point.

-- Gaby

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