Noise ratio on -CURRENT has increased recently

Robert Watson rwatson at
Fri Jan 25 06:00:06 PST 2008

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, bazzoola wrote:

> I come from an academic background and I have been reading and enjoying 
> -CURRENT for years I use it to learn and adapt new ideas in my research. I 
> just wanted to say that recently, I noticed that the noise ratio here has 
> increased more than 'the usual' and it really saddens me to see intelligent 
> and very active developers throwing bricks at each other on this public 
> list.
> I have always liked this educated and kind community of FreeBSD and I hope 
> it remains like that.

I agree, and have had similar worries.  I expect a moderate amount of it is 
because a lot of people are sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for 
7.0 to ship so they can get "back to business" with the pent-up works in 
progress.  Hopefully that will be remedied shortly. :-)

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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