QUOTE(Winchy @ Jun 5 2007, 07:18 AM)
Well I understand that caster and yourself had not seen the source (apparently) before this release. Despite Stoner saying he regularly sent you it (I think). And of course it is up to you and I'm sure you have your reasons for this decision..
But it does honestly seem like a very good release which is user friendly and a great addition to the scene tbh.
And its only some writeln changed in samtool with castors permission?
He was told that he could change whatever he wanted, as long as the following happened:
A ) He changed the version number so if issues came up, it would be know with which source
B ) He didnt mess with any of the procedures that actually do the work
C ) He let me see the source before releasing
It was obviously a misunderstanding on his part. 'C' did not happen, as I had not seen the changed source(s) until this morning. He pushed ahead with the release without allowing Klutsh or myself to fully review what changes had occured. The last thing i wanted to happen was there to be a change in the source that could have negative results. Not that he would change anything intentionally but in looking out for the interest of the end user. The XBM release is between Klutsh and himself.
I also stated that i am in the middle of enhancing a lot of the procedures and making samtool a much more solid program. I stated that i was hoping that he would wait until it was finished and that i would add support to whatever he wanted to do differently.
You must understand that having people alter the source of a program without a true understand of what a lot of it does can potentially be a disaster. This was not an attack on him but an attempt to ensure that the stability and quality of both programs remain as they are.
It is ultimately a decision by Klutsh and what he feels is best for his application. If he feels uncomfortable with what someone else is doing with his code, regardless of if it is good for the scene or not, then he has the right to do what he has done.
I also dont think that people should be stating that this or that was done with or without someones permission. Only the three involved, Klutsh, stoner, and myself, know what actually occured. A lot of what has occured is due to a communcation gap and/or interpreting things that were said incorrectly.