[WT-support] Hostility on the list?

Bernhard Buettner DL6RAI wintest07 at dl6rai.muc.de
Thu Mar 5 00:30:31 CET 2009

In all these discussions of shortcomings and missing features, let's
not forget what a long way Win-Test has come and what a superb and
comfortable tool for contesting we have in our hands today. If it
was not for people like Oliver, Laurent and many others acting in
the background, what a sad world would it be...

Think of the country files that are done by AD1C for almost 20 years.
There are people out there who write log checking software for CQ
and ARRL. Think of the 3830 mail archives, QRZ.COM and all the other
things we take for granted because they exist.  But they may go away
from one day to another.

We are lucky to have people who spend years of their life to create
and maintain a product like Win-Test. We owe them a fair amount of
respect in the first place. I am thankful for every day they continue
to work on the software. The day of burn-out will come for sure -
but maybe we can prolong that productive period by being creative,
supportive and motivating.

After all - it is not always the software that needs a change or an
improvement. Sometimes it is the person in front of the screen that
needs an upgrade.

73 Ben, DL6RAI

Cookie of the day:

I know engineers, they love to change things.
                -- McCoy,  "The Motion Picture,"  stardate 7411.4

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