Today I had to suffer free software. Because it's free, it must be good, innit?
I had made the mistake of being caught installing phpBB, and someone wanted a new feature - not supported with the base phpBB install, so I had to apply a "mod".
I downloaded the mod, and looked for the install script.
*** What install script.
So I looked for the howto / readme
*** No howto or readme
So I looked in the mod file
*** Nothing obvious in the mod file
So I searched the interweb for a howto.
- Apparently I have to manually search for bits of php code, and insert or modify them as appropriate by myself... How the hell is this a scaleable solution? I then spent 30 minutes editing a number of files by hand, with no easy roll back, no guarantee the mod would work.
Well, it's true what they say - you get what you pay for. Fuck all for fuck all.
It's only free if your time is worthless.