[Linux-aus] [Fwd: Call for participants for a panel on Geek Parenting]
paul.wayper at transact.com.au
Tue Nov 25 16:39:54 EST 2008
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> [mailto:linux-aus-bounces at lists.linux.org.au] On Behalf Of Steve Walsh
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 November 2008 14:04
> To: Paul Shirren
> Cc: Linux Australia
> Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] [Fwd: Call for participants for a
> panel onGeek Parenting]
> Paul Shirren wrote:
> > I need to file a launchpad bug because ours didn't arrive
> > with a man page. Did anyone get a man page with theirs?
I've been told that some old school programmers think that using a woman
page works better for debugging child programs, but I think that may be
> We haven't even started thinking about compiling one, but I
> have heard from a lot of Developers that there is quite a bit
> of hard work to get the source package to even start to
> compile, often involving yelling, groaning, swearing and
> techniques from the pair-programming school of thought...
Isn't that also called extreme programming? ;-)
> > Also the installation really could do with more automation of
> > housekeeping tasks. I have to manually clean up logs. Why
> isn't there
> > a cron script for this?
> This is something we are definitely lagging behind in the
> closed source world on, but their solution just involves
> throwing money at addons to make the root cause go away...
Computers designed for the bits of life that could be automated. The
boundary just keeps on shifting over time...
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