On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 10:48:24PM -0400, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> I've decided to pull the plug on the 1.7.3 release. The translations won't be
> lost, and no effort on the part of contributors has been wasted.
From: Julie S <msjulie_s@ya...> - 2008-11-17 13:54:58
I just posted on the user list to David about the aborted RG 1.7.3.
I mentioned my thoughts as to why this was aborted. Here is the recap:
> I would imagine that Michael thought things had slowed down in the svn
> branch and that there were enough bug fixes to roll out a new release.
> Unfortunately, we had some recent feature additions that created another
> nasty bug in the event rulers. Until that is fixed, it would be unwise
> to release it.
> It doesn't make any sense to release a version with a known new bug--one
> that has personally crashed my RG setup a few times this last week. So
> we either will need to fix this bug, or remove the offending new feature
> until this can be resolved.
> Plus I imagine, there were a couple other tweaks that were made that may
> not be production ready, yet--more event ruler issues, like bar width,
> the velocity adjust feature, and a consensus on event selection methods
> and displaying of such events. I think that covers it.
> I would assume Michael is waiting on bug fixes and executive decisions
> between he and Chris about some of these updates before rolling out RG
> 1.7.3. I also hadn't seen any talks about these issues though Michael
> has clearly asked for input.
So I bring this to the developer thread for discussion:
1. What are we doing about event ruler selection?
Are we changing boxes to blue? Are are using red outlines, both? Are we going to use a monochromatic blue scale to approximate the the value of selected events in the ruler, or are we going to do a shading or screening of some sort? Are we going to leave it be with two distinct selection methods? These need discussed before proceeding.
2. What are we doing about the event ruler bug?
Are we going to role back this feature as well, or are we going to fix this bug? I'm certain all of this is related to question 1. My only real preference here is that whoever created the bug should step up and either fix it or ask for help to resolve it.
I don't have a real interest in this one except that somewhere in all of this is a bug that is crashing my RG setup. I'd like that resolved.
3. What are we doing about event ruler widths?
Are we going to role back the width adjustment to the former wide width? My understanding is that that update was part of a effort that is now on hold until the port is finished.
So we should role it back, or we should finish out the logical line of thought and increase number of events drawn with the "draw line of controllers" to match the new bar line width. I think it looks silly the way it is now. So it is just a cosmetic issue. But doing so would satisfy those that have asked for a higher density controller setting. This could be a mid-stream compromise until a more elegant solution is rolled out after the port.
So with that, I throw this back to the developer's court. Please discuss so we can get some direction on these issues.
I will get back to my small part of the humbling RG port.
From: D. Michael McIntyre <rosegarden.trumpeter@gm...> - 2008-11-17 16:13:07
On Monday 17 November 2008, david wrote:
> > I've decided to pull the plug on the 1.7.3 release. The translations
> > won't be lost, and no effort on the part of contributors has been wasted.
> Hmm, like why?
I don't expect anybody to continue the work in my absence, since I started the
release effort unilaterally.
I'm not going to continue my effort, because, well, it just suddenly all got
to be too much for me. I hit a brick wall.
I'm taking an indefinite leave of absence.
D. Michael McIntyre