[spambayes-dev] If we don't get some more Windows help pretty soon...

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 17:22:23 CEST 2011

[Skip Montanaro]
> If we can't find someone with the time and inclination to dig into problems
> running SpamBayes in a Win7 64-bit+Outlook 2010 environment pretty soon, I
> think it might be time to think about closing up shop.  Other than the
> occasional, "Help! I deleted my Junk Suspects folder!" questions, the bulk
> of the problems reported here over the past year have related to the 64-bit
> Win7 environment.  We really need to find some people who can help with
> this.
> If you have any ideas, please post them here.

I don't think we need to close up shop - we can only be
straightforward about the state of it.  "Sorry, at the time we have no
developers able to work on that configuration".  It's a FAQ, and
pointing to that is all the response needed or possible.

I know you like to be helpful, Skip, and have been _very_ helpful here
since the start, and this is frustrating for all who like to help.
But it is what it is, and capable Windows developers willing to work
"for free" are mighty rare.  The software continues to be of real
value on many other platforms, right?  Evolution in practice ;-)

For me, I haven't used "my" project in years - I use gmail for almost
all my email now.  And I don't have any of {Win7, 64-bit, Outlook
2010} even I had time to dig into it.

So I don't expect anything substantive here to change in the
foreseeable future.  But that's OK!  Spambayes delivered remarkable
value to countless thousands of users, and still does.  If users of
some popular WIndows configurations are out of luck for now, they
should really blame Microsoft ;-)

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