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Subject: Re: Zappa Retail: No UCI?

Author: George Speight

Date: 14:15:07 09/04/05

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On September 04, 2005 at 13:47:25, A. Cozzie wrote:

>On September 04, 2005 at 12:58:38, A. Cozzie wrote:
>>>Is the rumour true, that Zappa 2.0 retail will NOT be sold as UCI engine and
>>>therefore NOT be used under Fritz, Shredder and Arena but only under its own
>>It is still under debate.  Basically we don't trust certain interfaces that set
>>your hash to 1MB and do other evil things of that nature.  Vincent especially
>>thinks that such trickery will only increase in future versions.
>>His solution is to not support UCI.  My solution is to not care.  A possible
>>compromise solution may be to release with WB2 support only.
>>>If so: Who shall buy it then?
>>Realistically speaking the number of people that would use the engine in fritz
>>is very small.  Also, the new gui really is rather nice.
>I suggest all you people email Vincent.  You are preaching to the choir.
 I might add, Anthony, that probably most people on this forum, including
myself, have all been through the sheltered environment of the college
atmosphere. Leaving that for the cruel reality of the dog eat dog business world
can be an immense shock. There is a graveyard full or marketers who failed to
listen to their potential customers.  Regards, George

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