To tell you the truth, I'd be more than happy if you continued in your efforts going forward with Perl 6 and bootstrapping Perl 5. As I said I applaud your work. Did you miss that part in your response? To me it is just a matter of craftsmanship. Why in the world would you want anyone(Windows user or not) to have problems with your software? Not you chromatic--- this is the 'you' of my original rant. What all of the posts I've seen today admit to is that they don't even bother to test their code on the hated platform. I find that amazing.
Now (this part is for you chromatic):
I'm not happy to receive lectures on what I should or shouldn't be doing for my free time. If you want to tell me what to do, either hire me or find some other mutually beneficial way to compel me, because I'm very happy to tell ungrateful jerks to fix it themselves.
If you look at the postings thus far you should be able to note that this started as a classic case of "I wasn't talking to you." So if you are suggesting that I am lecturing you then you need to rethink. If my replies to your "Hold on now" post seem a lecture; well there is not much I can do about that. I make a simple observation and what I get in response is not discourse, but anger. I have never in the years that I've been part of PM ever, EVER, told you or any other monk what to do. Certainly not about your work for the Perl community. Are you suggesting that I have? Or are you just responding to me as a proxy for those who have. Some of the text I seen so far, I've seen before. I know these are points of friction for you and I understand that to the extent I'm able. My work is no where near as important(hell it's not even important) as yours, but I still had things that piss me off no end happen for no better reason than I made the contribution if the first place.
"Never try to teach a pig to sing...it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."