HOW-TO get Flash7 working!

Tim Clewlow tim1timau at
Thu Jan 17 19:09:14 PST 2008

--- Jeremy Messenger <mezz7 at> wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:21:47 -0600, Michal Varga <varga.michal at>  
> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 20:24 +0300, Boris Samorodov wrote:
> >
> >> Please, prove that you are right. Or do you want to receive a hammer
> >> without doing it?
> >>
> > And why not? Give him the approval to do the patches, review them and if
> > he is right in his approach and they work as they should, commit them?
> <snip>
> How can we approve to something nothing? Do you realized that anyone  
> doesn't need anyone's approve to create the patches? Chuck hasn't provide  
> any patch, edvince nor detail. His words:
> Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:08:50 -0500
> From: Chuck Robey <chuckr at>
> ==============================================
> The only way I'm going to get things to be for certain, it's to start over
>  from the beginning, and this time follow the procedures that any serious
> porter (such as you) already knows by heart.   I'm not going to try to
> repeat all that here.
> ==============================================
> Cheers,
> Mezz
> > m.

How about a compromise. Find a relatively simple linux port that breaks heir
style/policy. Fix it, send in a patch giving the reason that it used to break
heir style/policy and now with the patch it doesnt. Then you will be in a
better position to present your reasoning to a port manager if the maintainer
complains. And, assuming the port manager will approve of a port being made
heir compliant, you will then have a precedent to back you up, and may be more
able to convince a port manager to give you approval/backing to do the whole

Cheers, Tim.

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