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Subject: Re: Tabctl32.ocx

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 14:36:48 +0100

Donovan wrote:
> Thanks for the updated OCX file. But I should warn you that putting your own version of a Microsoft file into circulation may not be a good idea. People might have problems if and when Microsoft releases a new version of the same file. I check my system regularly for conflicting files as I have found numerous errors associated with them. I know it's not easy working with other peoples 'limited' files, but maybe your just not using the right programming language? Anyway, telling me to back up my current OCX file was very thoughtful. :) I'll let you know how your rename app works. If I like it, I'll post it on my Freeware site!(Please don't take this e-mail out of context. I am just trying to keep the 'incredibly confusing windows directory' under control.)

Problems with different version of dll:s and ocx:s is a common problem. I was just trying to help you get my program started. I'm using the latest version of MS Visual Basic 6, the problem is most often on the users side, not having the latest versions of all libraries. I could ship all nesessary files with my program, but that would mean an increase of the filesize from 30k to at least 600k! I have provided a link where you can download the latest runtime files on my homepage, I hope thats enough for people to get my program started...

I would like to take this opportunity to complain a little about the windows directory: it's a mess! How the *%#! did MS come up with the idea "let's put all library files in the windows/system drawer! And everything else too!". Back in the good old days when I was using Amiga computers (RIP) at least there was a folder called libraries in the system drawer. Why not do the same in windows? A little structure wouldn't hurt. After all, I believe the windows directory is the single most frequent cause of system errors today!

Anyways, I hope you like my program once you get it started!


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