Good job of taking things out of context and trying to put them together.
Not worth responding to.
Richard Conn, Principal Investigator
From: Craig Spannring [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2000 12:38 PM
To: Richard Conn
Cc: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Taking a pulse of the Ada and Software Engineering
Okay, let me get this straight. In he last copule months you've
On Fri, 7 Jul 2000 06:56:35 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
> At work, I'm leading a charge to go with Microsoft for our
> Ground-based Data Systems for aircraft. It will reduce our
> development cost, the customer (the Air Force, in this case) wants it
> to reduce their maintenance and training costs, it will help our
> retention (because software engineers see it as adding value to their
> resumes), and it fits the domain.
Visual Basic has reduced maintenance costs?
> On Thu, 6 Jul 2000 00:51:15 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
> I made an honest attempt to find a way to adapt this infrastructure
> while satisfying everyone, including the 5% that does not use
> Microsoft technology, and did not find a solution in a reasonable
> amount of time.
So Microsoft products won't adapt to non-Microsoft products. How was
it that Microsoft complies with standards?
On Sun, 2 Jul 2000 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
> No problem ... I've seen this message myself from time to time. The
> communities are very busy, and sometimes the server hiccups. I found
> that if I just wait a minute and try again, it's back.
So apparently software that fails "from time to time" is fine?
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000 16:53:52 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
> Some of us had 3 hours worth of Chat Room time non-stop without
So 3 hours of uptime is good?
On Thu, 20 Jul 2000 05:50:49 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
> Eloquently stated, David,
> With an attitude like this in the Ada community, ignoring Microsoft
> with a dwindling customer base is like telling people to leave you
> alone and let you play in your sandbox.
Has David Botton always been anti-Microsoft when it comes to his
contributions to the Ada community?
On Mon, 31 Jul 2000 06:46:04 -0400 Richard Conn <[log in to unmask]> wrote-
> The pulse looks pretty weak,
So Ada is dead and we should use something else, Visual Basic perhaps?
On Tue, 30 Nov 1999 23:24:39 -0500 "Richard L.
Conn"<[log in to unmask]>
> Visual Basic is available in three editions, each geared to meet a
> specific set of development requirements. The features available to
> you depend on which product you have purchased.
How does this differ from a Microsoft advertisement? Does Microsoft
pay you? Did I accidently subscribe to team-microsoft?
Okay, I think I know where you're coming from, now the only question I
have left, why are you subscribed to team-ada and not team-microsoft?
I don't know about everyone else, but this endless stream of Microsoft
advertisements is getting old. I subscribe to several trade rags. I
already see all of the advertisements and press releases. I don't
need to see them parroted by you on this list.
Life is short. | Craig Spannring
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When all you've got is Perl, everything feels like a smashed thumb