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FW: Test "results"...

-----Original Message-----
From: john hunt [mailto:john.bass@ntlworld.com] 
Sent: 31 December 2009 10:16
To: 'Jaime Headden'; 'David Marjanovic'; 'Dinosaur Mailing List'
Subject: RE: Test "results"...

What happens on the digest; does that get affected as well?

It may be time to face up to the fact that the DML is clunky old technology
that sooner or later will get screwed by unrelated software or hardware
upgrades.  In my job we have loads of unsupported software and it is a
constant fear that upgrades to the OS or databases, that have to be done,
will suddenly render business critical applications inoperable.

I did suggest a while back that it may be time to consider more modern web
based forum software but the dinosaurs on the DML don't seem to like the
prospect of change :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jaime Headden [mailto:qi_leong@hotmail.com] 
Sent: 31 December 2009 02:45
To: David Marjanovic; Dinosaur Mailing List
Subject: RE: Test "results"...

None of these test result messages, nor Alan's response, came in the format
David returned it in. I do get the line breaks that Don posted, but those
were on his end as well. I wonder then what David's system, output, and
management is to constantly force truncation?


Jaime A. Headden

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> Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 02:11:42 +0100
> From: david.marjanovic@gmx.at
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: Test "results"...
> The latest installment of our popular "rescued from truncation" series:
>> Don:
>> =20
>> Just a quick technical thought - there might be a buffering problem. 2035
>> characters is close to 2048 (which is 16 * 128 - numbers which are
>> ant in computing).
>> =20
>> The buffering problem is probably in one of 2 areas - 1) in the mailing
>> t software (which has been running for lo these many years)=3B and 2) in
>> e server (ISP) for USC.edu. This last may have changed in the past few
>> ths=2C and shouldn't have affected the mailing list software=2C but there
>> ay be a minor incompatibility with them.
>> =20
>> Like I said=2C just a quick thought. =20
>> =20
>> Allan Edels
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