David, aka hacker, writes about a new release of pilot-link:
It fixes a lot of problems people have had, and it's going
to be a mandatory upgrade when it's released.
Just what the hell is a mandatory upgrade? It may well be a desirable upgrade (but I have my doubts), and you might like everyone to use it, but you're not in a position to enforce that, and I don't think you should talk as if you were.
The last person I heard talking about mandatory upgrades was this guy.
What doubts? I have problems with some of the gratuitous changes in the new version. I install files with pilot-xfer dozens of times every day, and I really don't think the upgrade is desirable if it means I have to sit through
$ pilot-xfer -i blah.prc
(c) Copyright 1996-2000, pilot-link team Join the pilot-unix list to contribute.
This is pilot-xfer from pilot-link version 0.9.5-pre5
pilot-link 0.9.5-pre5 is covered under the GPL See the file COPYING for more details.
Please press the HotSync button now... Connected... Installing blah.prc... OK Install done
every time, instead of something more succinct, such as (from version 0.9.0)
$ pilot-xfer -i blah.prc Waiting for connection on /dev/pilot (press the HotSync button now)... Connected Installing blah.prc... OK Install done
I've brought this up several times, and believe it or not the above is a lot less stupid than it was in 0.9.5-pre3. But while the current one may be better than pre3, that doesn't mean it's good, and it doesn't mean it's better than 0.9.0.
I daresay I'm also a bit disgruntled because David has ignored most of the patches I have sent him.