Use of "Future"

MattyT mattyt-spam at
Fri Mar 26 10:20:57 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 00:14, Gervase Markham wrote:

> > Feature and date based releases are about (not) making commitments. 
> > Target milestones are a best guess and guide, they were never
> > commitments.
> Sure. But they aren't our _best_ guess if we start by targetting a lot 
> of bugs at them that we have no idea whether they are going to be fixed 
> in 2.20 or not.

I never claimed to have done a good job at this - but there's no call
for throwing the baby out with the bath water.  This is only going to be
fixed by someone balancing the targets.

> > We already have this - two ways in fact.  Both having an active
> > assignee, and the ASSIGNED status.
> I'd say that indicates what bugs are currently being worked on, not what 
> bugs anyone is planning to work on between now and six months time.

Well, they could be used for different things each.  To me in the past,
ASSIGNED means commited, not working on it.

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