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Basically, every app on at least one operating system that wants you to use it instead of macOS starts by displaying a warning when launched from terminal and folks are just OK with that?

My issue isn’t with the bug itself. Bugs happen. I’m the proud daddy of many of the little critters myself.

My issue is with all of the “ignore it” messages I’m seeing as I try to find a solution to it so my app doesn’t launch with a “fuck you” to the person using it.

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@aral
Also a lot of times you're the programmer and you actually want to silence the warning because you're aware of the issue and it's not a problem, but the developer of the library thinks it is IMPOSSIBLE that anyone could ever have that warning and not require immediate attention of the end user (who I guess is supposed to harass the developer to do something?)

@aral
When I want to use a lib and I see it "projecting it's creator's politics" on me, I don't even open an issue, I just whack the fork button.

@cjd Problem is, you can’t maintain a fork of every library and every tool out there.

@aral ymmv i guess, i haven't had issues like that with anything in years (other than going out of my way to try vscode the other day)

@aral actually this is exactly the aim of a warning message: "something not blocking, but eh, a bit weird, has been found while running. You may find interesting to review it". In fact these messages are not intended for the app developper, but to the user to look at something in their own environment (which may vary a lot from the dev one). Otherwise it is an error message.

@aral Thus there is nothing wrong from a developper point of view to not address them. Every one is free to do whatever they want on their computers, even setuping weird environments, which may, or may not, trouble running applications.

@aral it is not up to the free and open source developper, often on their free time, to support perfectly every possible different environment in which one may find it interesting to run their software.

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