The state of charting

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Mon Jul 11 22:15:51 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 22:17 +0100, Gervase Markham wrote:
> I'd like to knock them into shape, and work out the minimum possible
> work to do that. I'd like feedback on whether this is the right
> approach, and whether it fits with current release plans, or if it's too
> much too late - and, if so, what an alternative plan might be.

	It's definitely not too late to work out the two release blockers, I
think. Those are bug 247936 and bug 276230.

> The major change I feel is necessary is to link products directly to
> their series categories.

	I fully agree, but I think it's probably too late in the 2.20
development cycle to do that. Also, even the 2.18 branch has a blocker
on bug 276230.

> There's no bug number for this, but it would reduce the need for the UI
> planned in bug 257346 (the release blocker).

	Hrm... well, I think probably if you think that that re-work would be
*less* invasive to existing code than creating a UI, I'd say to go for

	My concern is changing code that works, and having that push off the
release. At the least, we'd have to have another RC.

	Or, alternately, we could ship another release without bug 276230, and
push it entirely off to 2.22, with a guarantee of it being there (since
you're available to code on it).

> [snip]
> What do you think?

	I think all your ideas sound great, personally. :-) I'm all for
simplifying things. :-)

	Most of them sound like 2.22-cycle stuff, of course. :-)

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