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Date:      Sun, 21 Mar 2021 12:06:33 -0400
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: OS to replace FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <20210321120633.00004136@seibercom.net>
In-Reply-To: <CAGBxaXmV8Z7G=NCw3AX+rhn3QNjMvNAqKPVNOYEnTFMZEq9Pgg@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <20210320132339.00004d9a@seibercom.net> <38EDD406-3EC4-4F71-B990-DDD1E753D091@kreme.com> <20210321113403.00004056@seibercom.net> <CAGBxaXmV8Z7G=NCw3AX+rhn3QNjMvNAqKPVNOYEnTFMZEq9Pgg@mail.gmail.com>

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On Sun, 21 Mar 2021 11:47:11 -0400, Aryeh Friedman stated:
>On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 11:34 AM Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:
>
>> What really infuriates me is that FreeBSD will not at least post a
>> warning on their site of the problem. Something like this:
>>
>> FreeBSD had been notified that the following systems are not
>> compatible with versions >=3D 12.x [List of units not compatible]. We
>> have no idea what the problem is and we are not going to invest in
>> the time to figure it out, and if it is our problem, correct it.
>> =20
>
>Why should they?!?!?
>
>The reasons for "why should they" are:
>1. There is an almost infinite number of combinations of hardware that
>one can find out there and most of them are like the person you are
>replying to edge cases that effect very few people (as witnessed by
>you can't find anyone with a close enough system that is willing to
>actually do the work to test any fixes on... so this leaves two
>options: a) you stop complaining and help actually fix the bug, b) you
>switch OS's.... either way stop publically whining about stuff you
>refuse to help with in an way and if you switch OS's this is the wrong
>forum to do it in -- in short STFU)
>
>2. They *DO* list hardware that is *KNOWN* to be 100% compatible and
>working with the base system if you are not using one of the listed
>components then you are venturing into unknown territory and any
>problems are on you to report and or help fix... if you decide to go
>this route then you have no one except yourself to blame when you run
>into "some assembly required" situations and likely you are one the
>few people that can help fix it... yet you refuse to... again STFU

I have no problem with them listing every system they know to be 100%
companionable. However, logistically, I believe the to be a
impractical. I think the possibility of them actually testing every
possible controller, et cetera under every conceivable environment to be
absurd. All they really need to do is compile a list of known units with
incompatibility issues, post them and then keep them updated.

--=20
Jerry


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