Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #pdl, 2015-05-28

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15:00 robinsmidsrod joined #pdl
15:22 vicash are you guys reading about Sourceforge hacking GIMP-Win to supply a modified application with Malware/Ads ?
15:26 jberger :o
15:26 jberger http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/28/sourcef​orge_accused_of_shackling_gimp_in_kinky_adware/
15:27 vicash chm should read it and make sure PDL downloads are not modified
15:27 jberger wow, check out the arrogance here:
15:27 jberger “Since our change to mirror GIMP-Win, we have received no requests by the original author to resume use of this project. We welcome further discussion about how SourceForge can best serve the GIMP-Win author.”
15:27 jberger the author made clear that the best way sf could serve GIMP-Win is to not serve it
15:28 jberger and yet they refuse
15:28 jberger ye gods
15:28 vicash yea.. they're losing so much money and have lost the mindshare to github that they're now doing mafia tactics
16:15 sivoais I think they did the same thing with FileZilla. I set up a new Windows machine for the first time in ages and hit next too quickly and ended up with toolbars that I didn't want.
16:16 sivoais and that's how I found out that I was too trusting of Windows installers ;-)
16:17 jberger dear gods I thought the days of bundled toolbars was long over
16:40 vicash tell that to Oracle while installing Java on Windows and having to opt out of Ask Toolbar
16:49 jberger still?
16:49 jberger people wonder why Windows is a second class citizen, this is why
16:50 jberger because they are
17:56 vicash really only developers think Windows is second class... users dont
17:57 vicash even then that is limited to open source devs and web devs
17:57 vicash in the finance world, desktop Windows is ultimate king.. lots of fintech applications run on Windows only.. Linux is just for backend stuff and the idiots whose stuff doesnt matter may get to use Macs
19:27 jberger no, what I'm saying is that they are actually second class citizens, because this crap is foisted upon them
19:27 jberger I don't especially care who thinks what about them
19:27 jberger if you know what I mean
19:30 vicash yes i understand. you meant Windows users are second class.. i thought you meant the OS is ...

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