results of ports re-engineering survey
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 13 11:51:44 PST 2007
On Dec 13, 2007, at 10:47 AM, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
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> Ade Lovett wrote:
>> 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.
> As soon we get to the point where user input is less important
> (design, implementation and testing) it will move to it's own virtual
> discussion space, but as long as user input is a critical component of
> the work it will stay on -ports at .... as several people have said this
> is the most appropriate place in the existing structure to do this.
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I'm more than happy to take the comments in kind and implement them
in my work with pkg_install. I honestly see no problem with
commenting / brainstorming as long as it's productive.
I'm done with finals and have no major obligations to deal with
outside my '9 to 5' (more like 4:30 to 11:30) with BestBuy, so the
true coding starts now..
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