what is this all about.
This is about common engineering practice in electronics - making damn simple quartz oscillator. That short task in words shows itself by dozen of variants in practice, part of them quit contradicting that corresponds usually to conflicting "official" recommendations often given without enough technical arguments.
There are many factors remaining unclear for most and perhaps for not the worst ones. For example read errata for new PIC32MZ processors. Think about how many decades Microchip makes controllers with integrated oscillator. Then what the hell is with oscillators in new flagchips that can not be corrected for several chip revisions? Corrected in one series - reappears in next. So Quartz oscillator is a very difficult task for XXI century
After all this is about our personal practice and experience. That is all that forums exist for.
people have been giving you their technical views.
And I need it. That is what I asked for. I want to know as many opinions and arguments as I can collect about task I interested in. Don't you need the same? That is why I started this thread.
this is not a game
I see a negative sound. But with all respect I do not know what was done inappropriately nor do not think that this is a game nor do not think that a game is a bad thing.
We are engineers because we like technical stuff - tasks and solutions. And we value a beauty of them. If I like chess - I like to experience just another great chess puzzle. And it will not be about game it will be about beauty of beloved things.
By first post in this thread I tried to define it precisely - academic interest. I posed a technical problem to test it, to find new points without influence of my own solution that also will be shared later. And I stated that my own experience with this task tells me that already found problem could be not last.
You have experience to share - great, many thanks. You have arguments - even better.
Or maybe you think that the experiment I started is a game. Yes the game as our life is. But not a game at the same time - all serious and fair. I call new participants because I very interested in professionals that knows particular things better then I do. I do not know if the problem bigger than I already found exists, so the same level will trigger my invitation. My initiative may look strange but I see no problems or disrespect.
I tend to be too verbose. So Old_but_Alive, be more definite, please - what is the problem if it still is?