No sound lessons

Andrew Benton b3nt at ukonline.co.uk
Mon Aug 22 06:08:03 PDT 2005


Declan Moriarty wrote:
> Recently, Somebody Somewhere wrote these words
>> If you want something doing, do it yourself. Write a patch that fixes
>> the problem and send it to the package maintainers.  
> 
> I think that's a poor attitude to hear on a support list. 
> 
> To people not familiar with C you have made no point at all, just
> insulted them for their choice of career. Since when is knowledge of C a
> requirement?
> 

I did not mean to insult anyone. Sorry if I did. "If you want something doing, do it yourself." was something my mum used to say all the time. 

In open source software almost all the work is done by volunteers. If something doesn't work, it's not (usually...) because the developers chose to be awkward. Simply moaning that Alsa mutes the channels by default isn't going to help. Putting something in BLFS to say "type `m' to unmute the channels" might.



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