• but mama, that's where the fun is

    From Maurice Kinal@1:261/38 to Nancy Backus on Sat Oct 13 01:01:22 2018
    Hey Nancy!

    Sometimes it was a configuration issue, and that the sysop could
    fix...

    You'd think that should be doable.

    and when it was a software bug, the sysop can pass it along to the author... ;)

    Highly debatable that there is a reachable author given all the abandonware still in use. A decent hacker would probably be what is required. Mind you I believe that has always been true.

    At least the updates didn't create new problems.... ;)

    So far so good. :-)

    Life is good,
    Maurice

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  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Mon Oct 15 21:29:16 2018
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 13-Oct-2018 01:01 <=-

    Sometimes it was a configuration issue, and that the sysop could
    fix...

    You'd think that should be doable.

    And generally was... :)

    and when it was a software bug, the sysop can pass it along to the
    author... ;)

    Highly debatable that there is a reachable author given all the abandonware still in use.

    It does depend on the software, true.... I know of at least 4 that are currently still being developed, and have authors that are reachable...
    and reasonably responsive... :) But I was also talking about past
    softwares before they became abandonware... On a number of occasions I
    had (and still have) a sysop who was helping to beta test some software, sometimes as the main software for the bbs, and sometimes off in a more
    private area... :)

    A decent hacker would probably be what is
    required. Mind you I believe that has always been true.

    And so it often is... :)

    At least the updates didn't create new problems.... ;)

    So far so good. :-)

    That's good.... :)

    ttyl neb

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