xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Fri Nov 9 10:58:13 PST 2007
Reid Linnemann wrote:
> The installer has been a
>bikeshed for many years; everyone seems to know what color it should be,
>how many windows it should have, how many doors to install, what type of
>lighting it needs, how many penguins should be accommodated in the
>rafters, and what relative orientation it should have to the earth's
>magnetic field; yet the most vocal of these people naturally have no
>contributions to make towards the installer's actual codebase.
You didn't mention that everyone has different answers to each of those
questions, and different ideas about which questions are the most
important (but sill no code to contribute).
I'm strongly in favour of 3.5 finely sliced (but not diced) penguins and
a relative angle of 23 degrees, but I don't expect many people to agree :-)
Like many people I'm happy to see experienced developer time go on
features I might actually use often, as opposed to an installer that
gets used almost never, especially when the current one does appear to
work and do what I want.
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