The Road to 2.18

David Miller justdave at
Mon Mar 8 17:51:37 UTC 2004

On 3/8/2004 9:29 AM -0800, Mark Davis wrote:

> David Miller wrote:
>>>What are the odds of 91037 making it in to 2.18?
>>Zero.  Anything that changes the schema is going to need a pretty thorough
>>review to get in this close to release.  And a change this major is
>>probably going to need a few months to mature on the development branch
>>prior to being included in a release.  This would, however, make it very
>>plausible to make it into 2.20 on the new 6 month release cycles.
> This is a mjor drag. The request has been open almost 3 years and the
> schema requirements havn't been reviewed?

The problem is that it's a HUGE FREAKING PATCH, and we're all volunteers
(at least we all have been until just recently).  Something that size takes
a lot of time to review, and contiguous time, at that, where you can
concentrate on it until you're done so you don't miss anything.  Something
most of us haven't had time for in more than a few years.

If you want it in that bad, put one of the core developers on your payroll
for a month or two to shepherd it in.  Otherwise we have real jobs to tend
to that take most of our time.

Just look at bug 87846 (the mail notification rearchitecture to drop the
dependency on Sendmail).  That's another huge freaking patch.  And it's
also been there *longer than custom fields* I might point out, and it's
just now getting to the point where it may get checked in soon.

> I'll stop ranting now, but it looks like 91037 should be reprioritized.

Priority means nothing if there's no time to deal with it.
Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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