[forge-dev] What to do about our little Windows joke...?

James Perkins jperkins at redhat.com
Tue Jul 24 16:18:11 EDT 2012

I found the joke funny, but if I had to see it every time it would get 

The fact is a joke will always bother/offend someone no matter what it 
is. Some people are just too sensitive IMO. Others may not have a choice 
in the OS they use at work and it might be a sad reminder they *have* to 
use Windows. Really Windows isn't the issue as much of it's horrid (lack 
of) command prompt.

I do agree with George that the OS information would be a good idea.

And not to get too off topic, but when I tested the AS 7 plugin on 
Windows it wasn't nearly as nice as it was on Linux and OS X. Tab 
complete didn't work for the most part. Not sure if that's a jline thing 
or a Forge thing though. Command history didn't seem to work either.

On 07/24/2012 11:58 AM, Lincoln Baxter, III wrote:
> Hey everyone... we've recently gotten some critical feedback about our 
> little "Windows? Really? Ok..." joke.
> https://community.jboss.org/message/749952#749952
> What are your thoughts? Perhaps we could make this a little less 
> targeted by turning it into more of a pluggable feature, where 
> different messages show up randomly based on runtime conditions?
> Like sometimes it might say, "Just 32 bits?" or "Sun still makes 
> Java?" or "Linux... nice... does your family know?" or "OSX? What is a 
> lion, anyway?"
> Would like to hear ideas. But I certainly don't want to give up the 
> character :)
> -- 
> Lincoln Baxter, III
> http://ocpsoft.org
> "Simpler is better."
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James R. Perkins
JBoss by Red Hat

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