On 11 June 2014 14:19, Andrew Edwards via Digitalmars-d-announce
<digitalmars-d-announce@puremagic.com> wrote:
> On 6/11/14, 2:23 AM, deadalnix wrote:
>>
>> I'll be there to test and bug report ! Thank for being the release
>> lieutenant.
>
>
> In my world a lieutenant is absolutely useless. Given the tutelage and
> guidance of solid staff non-commissioned officer, some day they will become
> productive members of the community. If they don't find such a mentor
> however, they will become loose cannons: destroying all in their path.
>
> I tend to see life from a different perspective. Officers, in general, are
> quite useless. They are the "good idea fairies" who give little, if any,
> consideration to the ramifications of their ideas/proposals and will stop at
> nothing to see them come to fruition: regardless of consequences. Worse
> still, they are absolutely incapable of implementing the ideas/proposals
> they generate.
>
> I prefer a "Chief and Indian" analogy. The Chief knows what needs to get
> done and, though she may not know have the tasks required to get the job
> done, leverages the strengths of the Indians to do so. The Indians provide
> the skills and know-how, and actually does the work.
>
> This community needs far more Chiefs and Indians (arguably more Indians than
> Chiefs): and way less lieutenants.
>
> Oh, wow! That was a pretty long way around to say thank you for your
> continued support.


Nice analogy (and outlook!)

Now, as 'Chief' of GDC talking to 'Chief' or D releases, I must say
that the release timings are abysmal.  At least 2 months overdue.  I
have only just managed to catch up to 2.065, and that's not due out
till the weekend.

Things used to be so much easier when releases were less than 2 months apart.

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