Open source blues

Well, mailman 2 is going pretty much the way of all open source software.

It’s broken out of the box, and there are no logs.

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to debug some random, large application, which you’ve never touched before, purely from the source code, as there are no logs.”

I’ve spent two days on this now. I’m getting dem open source blues.

Basically it’s this : don’t use open source.

For some large projects, like a database or compiler, you have no choice, because you can’t write those yourself. For anything you *can* write yourself, for the love of God, write it yourself. It’s quicker, and the quality is infinitely higher, and it’s infinitely more flexible.