freebsd vs. netbsd

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Jun 11 15:25:42 UTC 2020

On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:57:29 -0500, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>That's your business, and it us not advisable to push it on recipients 
>of your email. Make sure you are _sending_ messages in plain text,
>then those who read them will have them according their own
>preferences, be it larger font to please older eyes like ours, or
>smaller font to fit into real estate of the window/screen the have.

There's still the issue with line wrapping. Due to the small screens of
mobile phones and unwillingness to change the orientation of the
phones, we suffer from the dispute of wrapping lines at around 70 or 80
chars vs endless lines. Another issue is caused by non-fixed-width
fonts. Too funny that some people tend to use endless lines for plain
text and wrapping for code.

In the end FLOSS mailing lists are for technical requests, so
subscribers should get used to what is appropriate for this kind of
conversation and they should use the appropriate tools and settings to

Experienced users can only help, if they have time to do so, which means
the mails should be easy to read for those providing help, since they
are helping on a voluntary basis, they aren't paid support.


and btw. the "Disclaimer" I posted is nice, but not from me, I just
don't have the link at hand.

Disclaimer: By sending an email to ANY of my addresses you
are agreeing that:

1.  I am by definition, "the intended recipient".
2.  All information in the email is mine to do with as I see
    fit and make such financial profit, political mileage, or
    good joke as it lends itself to. In particular, I may quote
    it where I please.
3.  I may take the contents as representing the views of
    your company if I so wish.
4.  This overrides any disclaimer or statement of
    confidentiality that may be included or implied in 
    your message.

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