Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 554 from 2012/11/10
From: Manchester, Gr...
koszer wrote: Maybe if we set a goal that Calimero should be stable and support basic operations flawlessly... Then the bounty would make some sense.
connor wrote: I don’t believe that actually but I would be happy to convinced one day. So far only one single tiny program from Carsten was stable enough for me to be used. All others were too buggy to be used. Which is a pity for all the work that went inside. And all the other programs were much less complex than Calimero.
I am of the same opinion about Carsten, and I thought it was only me.
I would need to see a program that everyone agrees is stable, and useable - in realistic terms, as any kind of hybrid text or graphics handling is not going to do any of us MorphOS users, or any potential user, any good seeing something that doesn't do what you'd expect of it.
Spreedy doesn't work properly and that was Carsten's initial 'stab' at a spreadsheet program.
Calimero doesn't even handle text properly, never mind all the trouble explaining to him that his tables in the spreadsheet part of Calimero didn't work properly. Carsten seem to do things his own way, rather than follow more standard methods of doing his programming, from what I can make out. He needs to standardise his program(s) so that it meets any users standard expectations of what a program that is titled wordprocessor or spreadsheet or DTP, and it should be stable, and not require a 'stack' of 2,000,000.
I don't think at this point in time offering money to Carsten is the way to go. If others feel the way, as those above, and also as I do, then I could not justify or feel like offering some 'Bounty' money to Carsten just now. I wish I could but at the moment it would just probably be like throwing money away.
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