[RC5-Mac] Re: [rc5] new mac clients
Randal E. Bradakis
lsurfer at cris.com
Wed Oct 15 20:18:03 EDT 1997
On Wed, 15 Oct 97 13:34:21 -0400, Seth Dillingham <seth at snet.net> wrote:
>G. Armour Van Horn (vanhorn at whidbey.net), on 10/15/1997 11:17 AM, wrote
>>I think this is good news, but it is more than a bit confusing.
As a person that only runs primarily win32 and OS/2 clients, this doesn't
affect me too much. However, I'm also a little confused by the announcement
about Andrew Meggs' client. The one Mac I have in my team would like to be
running a V2 client, I'm pretty sure...
>>In other words, who are you and what's going on here? Did all the rules
>>change on a day when I was deleting messages too quickly?
>It's true that Andrew Meggs asked everyone not to run his clients, and
>that he made an exit from the effort. It's also true, however, that he
>has since then written a letter stating that his protest has had all of
>the effect that it ever will, and gave a grudging blessing to use the
Hmmm. Well, last I read here in the list, Andrew asked us to all stop using
his code. Nothing until this thread on the Mac client since then.
>Since then, Dan Grassi has had version 2.005b6 of Andrew's client
>available on the clones4mac website (http://members.aol.com/clones4mac/).
>Andrew may not be an active developer for Bovine RC5 anymore, but he's
>still supporting his client and DEFINITELY doesn't have a problem with
>anyone running it. That's WHY he just delivered the final version of
>2.005, and helped Bob Smith with 2.006 by giving him the code to 2.005
>and alpha/beta testing it for him.
>As to the rules about client distribution... there's been a version of
>the mac client available on the clones4mac site for weeks now, and if
>Andrew (and Bob) own the code, how can distributed.net tell them where to
>distribute it, and where not to?
Er, I don't know about distributed.net making those rules, but it sure would
have been nice to know about the _availability_ of the client.
>I haven't seen anything from distributed.net saying that our distribution
>of the mac client is against their rules. I'm not sure I'd like seeing
>that (I'm sure I wouldn't), but I'd probably comply as long as they made
>the new clients available on their site.
I'd prefer to see a single point of distribution, myself, but it's not a huge
thing with just one (the first?) other site.
>As to your last paragraph...
>I am the www.distributed-mac.net coordinator, and there't nothing "going
>on here" that isn't very clear and on the 'up and up'. If you're
>complaining, I'm not sure why; but if you're just curious then I hope
>I've answered your questions. Did all the rules change? No, I don't think
>so, but I'm not sure that we've broken any either, at least not ones that
>distributed.net has shown any care about or which they've even made me
Well, if Andrew now says that it's okay to run his client, then the rules
definately HAVE changed. That's why, I at least, am a little confused.
Me, I'm just curious, and would like to eek out a little more performance
outta that Mac.
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