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Re: Some Bones to Pick with Tor Admins

On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 16:51 -0700, mark485anderson@xxxxxx wrote:
> Maybe not many users because Tor's last two versions are buggy and don't
> allow them to use it? Still plenty of 98se users out there and I have 3
> browsers now that can use tor safely. course they will not work on .33
> and .34 because tor developers do not adequately test or code their
> program.
> This is a simple matter, no great task. Maybe they are just lazy?
Yes, I'm sure they're lazy, because they aren't hopping to to support an
OS that went EOL years ago. You haven't even posted what version you're
having problems with or tried to get help for those problems, you've
just posted to this list saying "Fix TOR(sic)".

Here's an idea. Why don't you thank them, very sincerely, for having
generously donated their time to give quality software to people like
you. Then, if you want their help, MAYBE they'll give it to you.

You could also probably pay someone to fix the problem, if it really is
a code bug that really only manifests on Windows 98 (of all things).

This is a harsh post, but really, you're just going to personal attacks
now. You've brought it on yourself.
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:50:27 -0500, "Roger Dingledine" <arma@xxxxxxx>
> said:
> > On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 12:19:38PM -0700, mark485anderson@xxxxxx wrote:
> > > (please read and comprehend in entirety, thanks)
> > > Say, howz about fixing your latest "stable" version of Tor so that it
> > > still works on W98se? I get protection faults when executing tor (not
> > > within vidalia).
> > 
> > At this point there are very few win98 users of Tor. That plus the fact
> > that win98 is known to be obsolete and insecure means we don't pay much
> > attention to it.
> > 
> > Like the other esoteric operating systems out there, we don't object to
> > staying compatible if it's not too much trouble, but we rely on the
> > users to help track down the compatibility problems and work with us to
> > fix things again.
> > 
> > I should also note that the ability to stay compatible with win98 is
> > fading. I believe Firefox 3 has dropped win98 compatibility. Now that
> > Firefox 2 is unsupported, it will soon be the case that you have no safe
> > browser to use with Tor. (You need Torbutton 1.2 on Firefox to have any
> > chance of safe browsing.)
> > 
> > > The last most recent version returns error messages saying that it is
> > > obsolete already??? What's the deal with that? You mean the next most
> > > recent version is already
> > > obsolete?
> > 
> > You should be on the or-announce list if you're not already.
> > http://archives.seul.org/or/announce/
> > 
> > --Roger
> > 
> -- 
>   mark485anderson@xxxxxx

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