Back to topic: What if a company systems admin wants to download patches from his Linux box, so he can apply them to an offline pc/server with Windows?
The more move to Linux, the more applications will be developed.
I don't see the link between governments switching to Linux and more software being developed for it.
I doubt that anybody at those governments is suddenly going to start developing applications or checking out the source code.
I had a discussion with Bruce a couple of weeks ago.
I'll give you the best out-of-context quotes from that topic:
- Jonathanh: full source code is included.
- ZippyV: It's like MS is only doing the lowest amount of work to avoid serious trouble.
- BruceMorgan: There's a saying at Microsoft: under-promise, over-deliver.
- Rossj: But someone IS working on it ??
- BruceMorgan: Oh come on Ross! It's not really true ...
- ZippyV: This sounds like a great idea ... or not?
- BruceMorgan: That's not really what it means.
- Rossj: Darn those pesky kids !
- BruceMorgan: That would be the "Japanese schoolgirl" demographic, followed by "South Korean teenager";
We don't have such a system;
I think there are better ways to be involved than writing "patches" to the IE source;
For the right context:
ZippyV wrote: Charles, don't forget to fix your nasty double post bug.
I'm not aware of such a bug. Can you be more specific?
Sampy wrote:I'd use a description object:
Public Class Employee
Public ReadOnly Property Description() As Description
Where Description would look something like:
Public Class Description
Inherits DictionaryBase(Of String, Object)
' Add some events in here to detect state change
That brings me to the next question: What's that dictionary thing? Why do you use it? When do you use it?
Sampy wrote:Private m_someString as String
Public Property SomeString() As String
Set(ByVal value As String)
m_someString = value
I got a question about that code: If you need to change the value of that variable in the same class (so you can choose between both), which one should you change? The private variable or the public property?