No implementation for shlwapi.dll.0(StrRetToBufA)

Ove Kaaven ovehk at
Sun Feb 11 07:53:44 CST 2001

On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Francois Gouget wrote:

>    I know I could just as well use my ISP's mail server and maybe I'll
> change my configuration one day. But it seems to me that the MAPS DUL is
> treating innocent users as criminals, especially when they say "and use
> the equipment you're authorized to use." This means in their eyes I'm
> not allowed to connect to anyone's mail server myself since they are not
> part of the 'equipment I'm allowed to use'. I see this as an undue
> restriction of my freedom and this is what I think is wrong with

Oh, knock it off. If I took my car (if I had one) and drove through a
public park, a children's playground, and private property, just because
it's a shortcut to the highway, and I was stopped and pointed towards the
nearby road, I wouldn't be screaming about restrictions of my freedom. Nor
do I, when I see a shop with a surveillance camera, scream about treating
every customer as a criminal. I have absolutely no sympathy for your
cause, nor those of the spammers your arguments protect.

When I connected my computr to the university network, with dhcp and
firewalls, I configured my MTA tousethe university mailserver as smarthost
in 1 easy step (ran eximconfig from the debian package) even though I
wouldn't necessarily have to, and the link was a 2Mbps permanent
connection... it just seemed like the right thing to do; it's respect for
the infrastructure that keeps the world from falling apart. Respect that
implies unwritten rules, rules that may only make sense after thinking
long enough. Maybe much like the hacker ethos...

>    Why is wine-dev so quiet lately? This sad thread is almost the only
> one today. would it be that everyone is waiting for the return of
> Alexandre?

Apropos: I have the power to commit stuff myself. Why don't I? There's no
law saying I can't. I don't because we must respect that which holds the
project togethr - Alexandre, and he don't want us to commit.

I'm working on ddraw HAL, so not much wine-devel activity from me.

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