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Re: svn commit: r14707 - branches/innosetup-hsuninsfix-5x-1.2.x

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-14 21:46:38 CEST

"Jostein Chr. Andersen" <jostein@josander.net> writes:
> I think I gaved a quite clear answer to that when I answered on "Why is
> this development not being done on the trunk" first time. That was not
> enough, a new posting asked .."Is the directory rename the problem, or
> are you saying these changes are not approriate to the trunk?". And yes,
> I was fed up about it. I'm sorry that you see this as an attitude
> problem.

Jostein, I hate to fan the flames here, but:

The followup questions you got were simple requests for more
information. You, on the other hand, started expressing annoyance
from your very first response. And no, your first response was not a
"quite clear answer" -- it barely contained any technical information
at all!

   Philip:
     "Why is this development not being done on the trunk?"

   Jostein:
     "Because my Windows Installer related WC of the trunk is very
      diffrent from the trunk and no one answered med yesterday on
      #svn-dev when I asked about this subject.

      And why do you ask me about this?"

   Philip:
     "I don't use #svn-dev so I don't know what question you asked
      there, and that makes it a bit difficult for me to follow your
      reasoning here. Is the directory rename the problem, or are you
      saying these changes are not approriate to the trunk?

> And why do you ask me about this?

      I was just interested to know why you are not following the
      project's usual procedure."

   Jostein:
     "Do I really have to use my time on this? :-(

      [...]"

This won't do. It is unacceptable to punish people for asking
reasonable questions on this list.

In your first response, you already start challenging Philip. Why?
He should not have to justify asking a question about why normal
project procedure isn't being followed. Also, you surely know by now
that Philip never hangs out in IRC, so the fact that you discussed it
in #svn-dev is meaningless to him.

Nevertheless, Philip's second response was perfectly civil. He simply
made his request for information more specific: he asked exactly which
part of the change was inappropriate for trunk.

You responded with an insinuation that the whole conversation was a
waste of time. Where did that come from?

If you're going to get annoyed when other developers ask you
straightforward questions, that's going to be a problem. So, please
don't do that!

Thank you,
-Karl

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