[Proj] Whew, in spite of the damnable distribution software

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Mon May 18 09:17:26 EST 2009

On Monday 18 May 2009 3:15:14 am Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-05-17 at 17:57 -0400, Gerald I. Evenden wrote:
> Your site states "Sorry, no Microsoft support available." Is this
> intended for the build part, or the library itself?

My comment is there mainly because of my almost complete and undenied 
ignorance of Microsoft software and my limited knowledge that there may be 
things based upon my missing M$ knowledged that should be included in 
a "configure" operation.

Although I do have an M$ XP on part of my desktop disc I do not know how to 
use it other than the most elementary operations such as using a scanner that 
Linux does not have a driver for.

I have thought of getting a cheap desktop just for M$ support but all that 
seems available now comes with Vista which has rumors of being a real dog
(as if that was possible, considering past M$ systems).  Also, there is the 
problem of what M$ C system does one target for.  Is Cygwin an acceptable 
alternative?  Etc., etc., etc. ... .  Obviously, the software has to be run 
on a command window/console---do Windows users know anything about this mode 
of computer usage?  Seriously, I do no know.

I am willing to discuss the issue and entertain options.


Another anecdote: since changing ISPs I had to get my wife a new email 
account.  I chose gmail as I use it and had no problem interfacing with 
Kontact.  Well, in spite of all the documentation on gmail about interfacing 
to Windows, I gave up after 4 frustrationing hours trying to get my wife's 
laptop Window's mail routine to interface with gmail.  I am always amazed how 
Windows continues to exist.

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist

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