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From Bernd Fondermann <bf_...@brainlounge.de>
Subject Re: Roadmap? Or maybe not... [WAS Re: [VOTE] next-major from trunk will be 3.0]
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2007 14:29:34 GMT
Stefano Bagnara wrote:
>> On 8/1/07, Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> this is a classic case of evolution verses revolution
>>> you wanted a revolution but ended up evolving the existing code base.
>>> architecture by stealth typically creates community issues and so is
>>> best avoided.
> Bernd Fondermann wrote:
>> +1
>> Thanks, Robert. Great post!
> Bernd, can you just tell me if the +1 was also specific to the sentence
> above? (as a specific reference to what I did in the last 2 years in
> JAMES Server).

No it wasn't.
I think Robert's analysis to be correct and unbiased. I now believe to 
understand what went wrong and why and how it can be avoided.
I don't read the sentence you picked up as personal criticism of anyone.

Generally speaking, looking into the past is only useful when learning 
for the future.

The modularisation in fact opens the possibility for everyone to be 
represented here in source code - the conservative, the evolutionary and 
even the revolutionary - the fast and the slow - the pro-compatibility 
and the con-compatibility.

It's a technical trick to unsnare - to allow for people with different 
goals to participate (or to not participate, in the sense of not to 
block progress). It works for the moment, at least.


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