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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Re: Move of input drivers, some word needed from you
On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Brian Gerst wrote:

> Mike Galbraith wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> >
> > > Was it entirely necessary to post an 800k patch to 2 mailing
> > > lists of which I'm on both? It could have at least been gzipped,
> > > or better yet put on a web site with a URL. With an address like
> > > @caldera.de, I would assume you'd have a good idea of technical
> > > know how and such. I'm assuming thus that it was an
> > > accident. So please just be more careful in the future. Large
> > > patches should generally never get posted to lists. Those that
> > > want them will go get them from the web somewhere or FTP.
> >
> > Wrong.. patches should be posted/digested by list recipients. If
> > subscribers can't be bothered to read patches, they should reconsider
> > their initial application for acceptance to this list. I'll happily
> > de-uuencode gunzip and whatever, but I _don't like_ to have to chase
> > it down to see it. Please post patches.. _not_ URL's.
>
> I'd wager most people on this list do not have broadband access to the
> internet. Downloading large attachments takes time and in some cases
> (especially for people outside the US) money. The normal traffic on
> this list is large enough already without large attachments. If someone
> is interested enough in a patch they will download it from a URL.

I don't have a high bandwidth connection either. I still _very much_
prefer a large patch to an URL. Once it's loaded, (I'm patient) it
can sit and wait to be read/re-read. I'm a busy little penguin.. if
I have to go get it, I probably won't (unless it's really important)
simply because I have so many things I want to do that hours run out.

wrt money: I live in Germany!!.. and I still prefer to load the patch.
Heck, most of the time, there's more generic noise than patches by far.

:) send lotsa [mondo] patches. I _love_ patches.. especially the kind
it hurts to read.

-Mike

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