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On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 7:27 PM Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> wrote:
> On 11/06/2020 09:24, Chris Angelico wrote:
> ........
> >
> > But you DO get to choose what you support. If they want to use Windows
> > 98 on an 80386, that's their (stupid) choice, and they can't guarantee
> > that your program will work on it.
> sadly this isn't really true since this is only part of the process and we are trying to capture data (sports results)
> which they create on their hardware for other reasons; some machines are 20 years old and some this year. Some of the
> capture devices are using serial ports :( which luckily I don't get near :)
> Regarding the users as stupid because they won't follow us on the upgrade tread wheel seems a bit arrogant.

What about regarding the users as so stupid that they can't handle "go
to python.org and install Python, then double-click this .py file"?
Are they smart enough to handle a two-step installation process?
Because that's what I suggested at the start, and you were the one who
said they wouldn't be able to handle it. I'm judging your users based
on your descriptions of them and nothing else. I'd much rather assume
that they're intelligent and can accept the consequences of their