> > Let's not create another locked thread. > > Why do you react to any opinion of UME short of orgasmic bliss as if it's a personal > attack? For the many people who already have all the standalones (bsnes, UAE, Kega, > NST, etc, etc) downloaded and configured through one of the front ends that lets you > do that sort of thing UME does nothing for them except push them closer to their > ISP's download cap and take up more disk space.
I am one of them. I have all the separate standalone emulators that are better than current MESS (or MAME) in their respective systems. I have tried to hide them behind various front-ends that claim to do it nicely too (and most need more configuration than each separate emulator together - but that is another story).
That doesn't shadow MAME project or MESS project or the merge that I believe should eventually happen. To each their own. MAME and MESS (one thing in my mind anyway) is a magnificent project. I've known it since version 0.1, other times following the progress from closer other times from further away. I want it to progress. I personally see the merge as progress (and this was before Haze ever compiled his first merged public build). This is why I am so fanatic about it.
I would be less fanatic if someone convinced me why this is not a good thing for MAME. I would be less fanatic if I didn't see that at least some here, fight this EXACTLY because Haze said it. And believe me, I am not his friend, I don't even have his email or whatever (I just visit his blog) and I don't say this because he says so. I noticed it myself; you can even see it in this thread. To me if there is a real reason NOT to merge the projects (...EVENTUALLY, not saying now), it deserves NOT to be "because Haze thinks they should".
(on a different subject: are there still download caps on non-cellular Internet in 2012?)