Re: Smart-ass login considered harmfull ?



no.top.p...@xxxxxxxxx <no.top.p...@xxxxxxxxx> [n]:
n> -> from 3rd world via expensive dial-up get
n> http://foo-projects.org/mailman/listinfo/xfce/
n> -> from 3rd world via expensive dial-up get
n> http://forum.xfce.org/register.php
n> -> fill in your credentials to register and
n> What is the output of "date -u +%jXfce|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"
n> if you run it in a terminal emulator?
n>
n> Does anybody else have problems with such smart-ass requirements,
n> designed by the next generation of politicians?

You may call it "smart-ass requirements", as it clearly (and
unfortunately) causes you some unnecessary inconvenience, but it seems
better (in the long run) for a biggish open source project to have its
users' questions/suggestions sent to a (spam protected) mailing list
than to a single person, as lists tend to be archived. Other people
will find answers to their similar questions through search engines,
without wasting the precious developers' time (for answering the same
questions or weeding out spam messages) and the knowledge/feedback
gained stays with the project, even if one (or its lead) developer
leaves. So blame it on the spammers rather than the project's
support team (a single person or a few helpful guys)...

Back to your problem: either install the sha256sum program from a
recent version of GNU coreutils (http://directory.fsf.org/project/coreuti=
ls),
or post here the output of 'date -u +%jXfce' (run on your system),
and some kind soul will pipe it through 'sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'
for you (hopefully fast enough for you to use it on the same
day - otherwise it's useless).


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