chicks at chicks.net
Thu Jan 20 17:52:26 UTC 2005
On Wed, 19 Jan 2005, Shane H. W. Travis wrote:
> 1st - May/Nov - Everythig has past, nothing is imminent. Good time for a
> big push for closure.
I must say this really makes a lot of sense. Shane may have gone to a
more thorough effort to prove the case than necessary, but in my opinion
its a point well made.
While I sympathise with Vlad and Gerv for their holiday push I suspect
that most of humanity gets more work done during work months and less work
done during holiday months. But these objections are not merely
anecdotal, but also help underscore Shane's point. I'm sure some
significant percentage of folks will take advantage of the holidays to do
development of various types that will move bugzilla along, but it seems
to be that would be the time for blazing new trails instead of cleaning up
old ones. The central question is: do you think most people will be more
available and more easy to reach over the holidays or over the
nonholidays? I hope its clear to everybody that doing doing the "big
push" towards a release is a time when having all hands on deck and the
least chance of barriers to communication is going to be when people are
not on the Internet through their relatives decrepit dialup connection.**
I applaud Dave's effort to move the schedule to one that works the same
year after year. Whether he put Shane's depth of thought into deciding
the dates, the dates seem well chosen to me. This will help establish a
rhythm for the development team and the user community that fits the best
with the tides of humanity instead of trying to swim against them. My
inner Taoist is very pleased. :)
** I finally have all of my nearby relatives on broadband. Now to get
them all to have wireless so I don't have to plug into the Ethernet...
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
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