results of ports re-engineering survey

Ade Lovett ade at
Thu Dec 13 05:28:11 PST 2007

On Dec 13, 2007, at 02:32 , David Southwell wrote:
> I suspect antagonistic responsesfrom some people are more about  
> wounded pride
> (i.e - astonishment why should anyone propose to improve on the  
> procedures,
> systems and engineering to which they contributed in the past!)

You suspect wrong.  Sorry.  Indeed, I already said as much about the  
current system, and it's scalability.

> Sp please either make contributions that are intended to help the  
> current
> process rather than boring everyone with negativity

Since this is a WIP, how about taking it to a specific mailing list  
that is not related to how things currently operate.   I read ports@  
for one reason, and one reason only, to keep abreast of potential  
issues with the *current* system.

It's not hard to set up a mailing list.  Hell, I'll even host it  
myself if that's what it takes, but as things stand, ports@ (or,  
indeed, any other exising mailing list) is not the right place to be  
discussing concepts that are, fluid.


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