We each have different ideas about what quality software means and the
compromises we make with the costs associated with it.  Its  important to
try and be tolerant and respectful and give positive reinforcement to
everyone who contributes to the project.  I don't think it would harm if
*all* FOP developers would make a conscious effort to *try to be a little
more courteous* when communicating with each other - especially when you
disagree strongly on something.  You can only show someone a path, you can't
make them walk it. And email is a terrible cold medium to try and convey a
difference of opinion - things are often interpreted in a very negative way
and can escalate and turn unnecessarily nasty like it has in this situation
- its important to keep in mind what a crappy medium it is at all times.
These differences are best solved face to face in a pub over a beer - but
alas we rarely have this pleasure :(.

I'm pleased to see that most of you have not taken sides here - lets try to
keep politics out of software development as much as possible - it does
nothing but harm to a project.


BTW: Peter, I think you are wrong to say that Vincent is being arrogant - he
just cares about the long term health of the project and is very mindful of
the importance of making the codebase as conceptually simple and extensible
in its structure as possible - making it easier for newbies to more
effectively contribute and get involved.

On 20/04/2008, Jeremias Maerki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Simon, Peter, Clay, Andreas, Chris,
> thank you very much for your valuable feedback! It's reassuring to know
> that I'm not totally off course.
> Vincent, please keep the bug reports and other suggestions coming in the
> future. But please try to treat me as a peer. I'll do the same back.
> Thank you.
> Have a good rest of the weekend, everyone!
> Jeremias Maerki



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