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From Danny Angus <Danny_An...@slc.co.uk>
Subject Re: Out of the box / zero config / MultiDomain configuration Proposal
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2005 10:39:41 GMT

> I'm going to dislike the "review then commit" style for James because it
> seems to me that currently no-one has time to actually review and discuss
> proposals.

Actually we have "commit then review" but it isn't a free for all we need
to have consensus about what changes we are going to make.

I don't have *technical* issues about your proposal, but I do think that it
is important that you clearly describe the new feature which you are
proposing to develop.

Lets be clear about this, this would be a new feature, not a change or
enhancement to an existing feature, I therfore believe that it is right
that we agree upon the behaviour of the feature before it is implemented,
and review the implementation after it has been commited.

This is what happened with fast-fail, and by and large that has been a

> As an example, I asked wether we should remove mm-mysql (with my
> motivation), include derby or not, remove file repositories in favour of
> derby or not, but I've received no replies...

I thought that someone had opposed the removal of file repositories.
They are a useful tool for compatibility and interoperability with other
software which can read certain file types.
File repositories are also faster in small volume installations.
I think you should probably make this one a vote.

removing mm-mysql and including derby support I think have lazy consensus,
bundling derby.. I can see two sides to that question but have no opinion

> What is the correct burocracy
> for this issues? Should I start an official vote for every question I
> in past?
No, lazy consensus is fine, but don't make too many proposals at one time!

> Should I consider the silence a lazy-consensus?

> Should I think that
> most commiters are on holiday and it's better to wait?

No, but it is polite to wait 72 hours to allow everyone to have a chance to
read proposals.


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