From: William Harold Newman <william.newman@ai...> - 2003-11-17 20:00:23
On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 06:18:35AM +0000, Daniel Barlow wrote:
> I don't think I'd realised quite how late in the month it is - well,
> obviously I hadn't, because I'm just warming up to get involved in
> interesting threading stuff.
[hack hack hack]
> If anyone would like to dissuade me from any/all of this, please feel
> free. I plan that all should be safely gathered in by the 20th
No problem here.
There is some value to doing exciting things early in the release
cycle. But in my view it's sort of a convenience issue. It's not the
kind of deadly sin that would weigh heavily against something which
seems basically sensible otherwise.
Similarly, it seems to work well to just default the release date to
something predictable well in advance, instead of having to fuss with
judgment calls on every single release. But I'm not convinced it's
such a cardinal virtue that we should never move the dates around if
someone has a reason to do so.
william Harold Newman <william.newman@...>
We were bedevilled by the daemons of diagrammatic overdesign. My God,
three little boxes drawn on the back of a napkin, Game, Frame, and
Throw, and it was still too complicated and just plain wrong.
-- Robert C. Martin, _Agile Software Development_, p. 72
PGP key fingerprint 85 CE 1C BA 79 8D 51 8C B9 25 FB EE E0 C3 E5 7C