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Re^3: TK: How to change color of readonly BrowseEntry

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 04, 2012 at 19:55 UTC ( #997314=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: TK: How to change color of readonly BrowseEntry
in thread SOLVED - TK: How to change color of readonly BrowseEntry

Considering that the module doesn't work unless one edits that line - I'd say it's a problem...

Oh really? http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/ROBERTMAY/Win32-GUI-1.06/Win32-GUI-BitmapInline/BitmapInline.pm

if($[ < 5.008000) { $tmpfile =~ /^(.*)$/; $tmpfile = $1; }

So it always untaints $1, I don't see how that could break anything

PLUS, all they have to do is download the module and install/use it once. It'll frikkin jump out and bite them on the donkey!

This is why you ought to make life easy :) make your own distribution :) its easy


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Re^4: TK: How to change color of readonly BrowseEntry
by mrider (Sexton) on Oct 04, 2012 at 20:06 UTC

    Let me get this straight: You're seriously suggesting that I maintain my own distribution because the author can't be arsed to test their own module?

    I don't think so...

     

     

    Apparently I can't reply to the reply below, it will be too deep of a level. So I'll reply here:

    (A.M.)Yup, I think so. You are the author now. You should ship working software, not task your users to read a readme then install and hand-edit some module.

    In case you missed this point in the original question - this is an internal use only reporting tool. My users won't even know what programming language I'm using, and the users don't have permissions to install software at all. The "instructions" would be if someone needed to duplicate my development environment, not instructions for my users.

     

     

    (A.M.)There really is no maintenance, besides the maintenance you do already (installing modules on your dev machine), after than its a one or two clicks and you're uploading your own binary release with the latest version from your dev machine

    The level of difficulty is totally beside the point. The original author has left the code in place with a stupid effing mistake for who knows how long. Additionally, the author has a number of outstanding bugs that aren't even being addressed or looked at. Pretty much not a situation that engenders a feeling that this is something I want to maintain myself.

    TLDR: No chance that's happening. Not a chance in hades.

      Let me get this straight: You're seriously suggesting that I maintain my own distribution because the author can't be arsed to test their own module?

      Yup, I think so. You are the author now. You should ship working software, not task your users to read a readme then install and hand-edit some module

      There really is no maintenance, besides the maintenance you do already (installing modules on your dev machine), after than its a one or two clicks and you're uploading your own binary release with the latest version from your dev machine

      The level of difficulty is totally beside the point. The original author has left the code in place with a stupid effing mistake for who knows how long. Additionally, the author has a number of outstanding bugs that aren't even being addressed or looked at. Pretty much not a situation that engenders a feeling that this is something I want to maintain myself.

      TLDR: No chance that's happening. Not a chance in hades.

      Well, if you're not going to use it, presumably then your users wouldn't need to download it and patch it anymore , then yeah, it now makes no sense for you to install/patch/distribute it to save your users some hassle -- regardless of how easy it is -- no duh

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