We stopped distributed AutoSwish for two reasons:
1) Perl security concerns
2) Incompatibility with current releases of SWISH-E
Number 2 led to any number of calls for support from those wondering why
things weren't working. I would dearly love to be able to redistribute it
again, since I believe it offers an important service for SWISH-E users,
but we don't have any time at the moment to rewrite it.
If anyone would like to take on the rewrite of AutoSwish, please let me
know. I would be happy to pass on some suggested interface changes, and
once it is completed we would offer it for downloading along with SWISH-E.
On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, Craig A Summerhill wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Jun 1999, Roy Tennant <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Given the fact that we are not currently distributing AutoSwish (the
> > interface companion to SWISH-E)...
> Um, Roy, I missed something here.
> Why did you guys decide to cease distribution of AutoSwish? If it is
> an issue of support, why not simply distribute it ASIS? Was this
> pulled for some other (Perl security) reason?
> Craig A. Summerhill, Systems Coordinator and Program Officer
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Received on Wed Jul 7 14:54:48 1999