Re: Drastic on Retropie
Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:34 pm
I'm sorry I took so long to respond to this. Thank you for your consideration on this issue and getting in touch.mediamogul wrote:Hello Exophase,
I'm a moderator over at the RetroPie forums and it's recently come to light that the inclusion of DraStic is potentially something that you wish had not happened. It was assumed by the nature of it's release that this might be an acceptable course of action and I can assure you that no ill will was intended. In an effort to respect your wishes and your work, the ability to install DraStic has been removed from the RetroPie-Setup script. Anyone wishing to test the beta as intended can still or course install it manually. I'm sure I speak for the rest of the RetroPie community when I say that we hope you continue your work on the Raspberry Pi and that the inclusion of a more finalized version of DraStic might be possible in the future with your blessing.
Thanks for all your time.
I think at this point there's no real harm keeping it in there, if you don't have any misgivings doing so. I feel bad seeing it be released like this then taken away, and it's otherwise been out there so there's nothing to really hold back now.
I also think it's important to say that I don't personally don't take any kind of offense towards me or see it as some kind of slight. This is especially worth saying because I can really easily see how the way I reacted to it came off that way. The whole thing was just kind of unexpected and overwhelming, since I wasn't really expecting to look at user reports from a larger and less organized group of people. But I think that can be mitigated, especially if anyone wants to put together a bug report list to give to me. Regardless, if anyone did anything wrong it's me - this could hardly be called a private beta when it's being posted on a public forum, and there's no reason why anyone should have expected that. I was just being impatient with private beta testing results and jumped the gun without really thinking about it, but I guess it also means that I wasn't really worried about it getting distributed more broadly.
Finally, I do want to say that I really want to get another release out (and some sub-forums here), and I apologize that I haven't despite saying a few times already that I was planning on it. To be totally honest I've been having some hard times and it's been hard to sit down and focus on things like this, but I'm really hoping that will change soon.