Apologies to the List

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 23 20:20:59 CST 2011

On 2/22/11 10:44 PM, Tom Wickline wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM, James McKenzie 
> <jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net <mailto:jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>> wrote:
>     On 2/22/11 4:37 AM, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>         James McKenzie<jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
>         <mailto:jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>>  writes:
>             First, my tirade was not intended to be as such.  I wanted
>             to pull the
>             patch because it was incorrect and I did not want anyone
>             else working
>             on it while I silently trimmed it and made it better.
>             Second, I realize this has affected my 'Jeremy White'
>             score.  I hope
>             that AJ understands why the code was pulled and that this
>             happens
>             frequently with a project this large.
>         No, it doesn't. Requesting your code to be pulled is a serious
>         matter,
>         and a major break of the trust that is necessary for us all to
>         work
>         together. You can't do something like this and expect it not
>         to have
>         consequences.
>         It was already unlikely that you would get any of your patches
>         in, based
>         on their technical merit, but now even if you managed to make
>         your code
>         acceptable, I wouldn't put it in, because I can't trust you
>         not to make
>         me pull it out again next time you get mad at me.
>     And I agree with this decision.  You are technically "the keeper
>     of the code" and I have on more than one occasion transgressed
>     this unwritten rule.
>     However, I will still post patches for comments in Wine
>     Development and subsequently release them to the LGPL/Wine in
>     Wine-Patches so that others can work with them.  I feel that is
>     only fair for what I have done.  Is that acceptable?
>     This seems to be the method used by others, however I have been
>     known to be massively incorrect in the past, and I could be wrong now.
>     If posting them to bug reports is the preferred method I will that
>     instead.
>     James McKenzie
> Hello James,
> This is just my opinion OK, So don't take this as the opinion of 
> Wine/WineHQ or anyone else.
> In the past I had a very serious drinking problem and I pissed off 
> allot of people, and most of them were
> my friends. So one day I decided to stop drinking and to try and 
> repair old friendships, saying sorry will only
> get you, or me, or anyone of us just so far... The only way to get 
> back trust and friendship is to earn it a little each
> day by your actions. And not to overreact to a past overreaction. :)
> So my suggestion is to take it a day at a time and try and mend past 
> mistakes by future actions.
Again, thank you.  I have a few patches to work on and then they will be 
submitted, like I said, into the public domain.

James McKenzie

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