Frans Englich frans.englich at telia.com
Thu Sep 30 19:59:46 BST 2004

On Thursday 30 September 2004 15:31, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> On Thursday 30 of September 2004 01:23, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> > On Wednesday 29 September 2004 06:53 pm, Michael Pyne wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 29 September 2004 03:59 pm, Maks Orlovich wrote:
> > > > On Wednesday 29 September 2004 11:51 am, Harald Fernengel wrote:
>  But even with this, I'd rather learn how fontconfig works and do the
> changes, than starting kfontconfig just because I cannot get Keith Packard
> to fix the problem next week. A lot of work and testing has already gone
> into fontconfig, it works I guess, I don't care about fontconfig at all
> besides this one problem, and 

> I'd feel like a complete idiot for writing 
> once again something that already is there and works (indeed, every young
> developer knows they can do the best - I guess I'm not young anymore :-/ ).

No, you're just a mature engineer with integrity. The NIH syndrome is the 
highest form of ego trip -- people code/write something from scratch because 
it's fun, their claim to fame, or simply because they don't care to 
investigate something that already exists. It's not about progress or 
technical excellence, but about a big round bellybutton. I'm "quite" tired of 
it too.





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