Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th May 2009 17:41 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Debian and its clones Via LWN, we found a blog post of a Debian maintainer which announces a new package: EGLIBC, a compatible reimplementation of the GNU glibc which "which will soon replace the GNU C Library". Apparently the primary reason is the sadly famous bad maintainership aptitude of Ulrich Drepper, the main libc maintainer.
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RE: overworked and underpaid
by Soulbender on Wed 6th May 2009 21:24 UTC in reply to "overworked and underpaid"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I think we all know developers who are brilliant but can't suffer "fools" easily.


There's a difference between fools and individuals who (correctly) point out problems with your changes and want to know why you did what you did.

I do think it's a bit overreacting, he wasn't that bad, I've seen worse.


Are you kidding? He makes Linus and Theo look civilized.
"If you want answers, pay me". WTF?!?

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Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

There's a difference between fools and individuals who (correctly) point out problems with your changes and want to know why you did what you did.


That's why I put "fools" in quotes. It's not my agreement with the term.

Are you kidding? He makes Linus and Theo look civilized. "If you want answers, pay me". WTF?!?


While I disagree with his response, it's true that you can't expect him to bend over backwards and drop everything without incentive. It's his right to not do what every random person wants. He has other things to do too. Sure, he could've been nicer, but nobody's perfect.

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