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Sun, 11 Jan 1998 07:07:52 -0500 (EST)
> > Klaus around. We've got (with ac #105) a version that could be released in
> > 2-3 weeks. That's if we stop adding new features, concentrate on bug fixes
> Very much in favor of concentrating only on bug fixes and putting out a
> version. With one reservation ...
right - that was why I brought it up
> > and build issues. (There's the issue of Fote vs Klaus on the "internal
> > links"
> > which apparently no one but them pays any attention to).
> Not true, I for one am keenly interested. However, at the same time, I
> would be the first to admit that I do not completely understand the
> consequences of Klaus' implementation. I know, despite whatever opinion
> Fote may have, that Klaus himself has (had) slight reservations and is
> (was) open to discussion and constructive argument on the point.
> I had assumed that the following change documented in CHANGES.new was
> enough to reconcile their differences:
> * If compiled with -DDONT_TRACK_INTERNAL_LINKS, behavior with respect to
> internal links as in FM's code. - KW
I'll add a configure-script option for this, then, so we can accommodate it.
(If anyone has a webpage in mind for testing it, that'd be useful also:
making a webpage by reading the code is a little more than I had in mind ;-)
> If with this compile-time option, assuming of course that it is working
> as Klaus intended, is not enough to allow Fote to "seriously consider using
> the develpment code", i.e., give it his seal of approval, then I for one
> believe this needs further work. I realize the clash of personalities is
> a rough storm to get over, but as I've stated again and again, a true and
> COMPLETE reconciliation is a paramount prerequisite to issuing a new
> version, and much more important than bug fixes.
> Putting out a new version without Fote's blessing would be like leaving
> a new-born baby on a bench in a train station in the middle of January.
more like the end of January...
but without seeing it in operation (or not), I'm undecided.
Thomas E. Dickey