cvs commit: src/etc Makefile sensorsd.conf src/etc/defaults
rc.conf src/etc/rc.d Makefile sensorsd src/lib/libc/gen sysctl.3
sysctl.8 sysctl.c src/share/man/man5 rc.conf.5 src/share/man/man9 Makefile
sensor_attach.9 src/sys/conf f
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 15 14:26:39 PDT 2007
On Mon, 15 Oct 2007, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Wait please. It was on the ides list before the soc and during the soc.
> There where links to an overview and to source files.
This is precisely why I've been concerned about the way things get randomly
put in the ideas list--something I've e-mailed you about many times. People
take it to represent a list of things we want, and frequently, items on the
list are not things that we want. Sometimes they are things that should be
looked at, and perhaps used or perhaps not, but often they are things
apparently hoovered up off a mailing list without thinking about whether they
are actually a good idea, and without talking to developers who have expertise
in the area they relate to.
We either need to clearly document when ideas are things to explore rather
than things to assume are a shopping list, or we need to take the dubious
ideas off the list. We also need to make sure that every idea on the list has
a competent "owner" who is able to properly direct the work of a volunteer,
and make sure they understand when something is commit-path or just "look and
see if it might make sense".
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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