I HAVE donated both hardware and cash over the last few years, as
well as buying CDs and shirts; does that mean I get to have an opinion?
1) It is reasonable to assume that if a security-announce@ list
exists, it will be utilized consistently. If it is not, the
documentation should be updated to reflect that.
2) There are numerous other ways to track changes to -STABLE. Using
one of them is also reasonable; if they were referenced somewhere in
the documentation that would certainly be helpful (but would generate
Heinlein also wrote TANSTAAFL.
I think I've bought 4 over the last 5 years.
I wouldn't swear to it. I spent at least one
release learning to do it myself
sans cd. And 1 t-shirt for sure. Believe me
or not. At least one cd was bought under a different name
I pointed out what I thought was a problem, and
I tried to be respectful when I did so.
One security errata did not get announced on
the security-announce mailing list.
Nobody wants to acknowledge it as a problem.
Fine. Is it a big problem? Not really.
But people seem to want to give me shit for
mentioning it. That's fine too but I've a weakness
for standing up to agression. I apologize
if the repetition to which that has led has
I thought you were offering.
Free Software: "You don't pay back, you pay forward."
-- Robert A. Heinlein