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Re: [Spca50x-devs] [ SPAM! ] sn9c201 + ov9650

On Nov 7, 2007 12:23 PM, Michel Xhaard <mxhaard@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Le Mercredi 7 Novembre 2007 19:05, Dave Neuer a écrit:
> > On Nov 7, 2007 11:46 AM, Michel Xhaard <mxhaard@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > Le Mercredi 7 Novembre 2007 15:05, Vasily Khoruzhick a écrit:
> > > > Hi, I've already mailed to this list, and saw mails about my cam:
> > > > http://lists.zerezo.com/spca50x-devs/msg01032.html
> > > >
> > > > But there's no answer.
> > > > Will sn9c201 be ever supported by gspca?
> > >
> > > Yes when i get times to finish the sn9c20x support, be patient !!
> >
> > The problem is, you say some variation of this each time the question
> > is asked, with no indication of what amount of progress has been made
> > so far (for instance, the last time I asked -- which included an offer
> > of help from me, btw -- it seemed from some of your follow-up
> > responses that so far the answer was "none").
> >
> > That, in turn, makes it hard for people to decide if it makes more
> > sense for them to wait (since it'll only be another x months where x
> > is closer to zero than to infinity) or to try to do it themselves
> > (since x is closer to infinity).
> >
> > FWIW, I had a usb-snoop from this webcam under Windows at one point,
> > but never sent it because of my frustration w/ your development
> > process (don't have it any more, or Windows).
> >
> > Dave
> hmm, i am working on my spare times, that is. If you are not patient you can
> try to implement the sn9c201 bridge yourself. Good luck

Right. Most people working on open source projects do so on their
spare time. I understand that.

The fact that you do it on your spare time doesn't mean:

a) you have to be rude to users (or potential users) of your software
b) you cannot also give a quick summary of how much progress you've made
c) you cannot also give (even wildly inaccurate) estimates of how long
it will take
c) you have to actively discourage potential contributors from getting involved


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