On 10/15/2015 10:47 AM, Smylers wrote:
Moritz Lenz writes:

On 10/13/2015 10:52 AM, Richard Hainsworth wrote:

Following on the :D not :D thread, something odd stuck out.

On 10/13/2015 03:17 PM, Moritz Lenz wrote:

We have 390+ modules, and hand-waving away all trouble of
maintaining them seems a bit lofty.

Surely, the idea of keeping the release number below 1.0 is to warn
early adopter developers that code is subject to change and thus in
need of maintenance?

... a large percentage of the module updates are done by group of
maybe five to a dozen volunteers. ... 5 people updating 70% of 390
modules. Modules they are usually not all that familiar with, and
usually don't have direct access. So they need to go through the pull
request dance, waiting for reaction from the maintainer. In short, it

Thanks for the explanation, Moritz. That does make sense.

I'm still a _little_ uneasy because that sounds a bit like the
explanation of why Makefiles have to use tab characters:

   I just did something simple with the pattern newline-tab. It worked,
   it stayed. And then a few weeks later I had a user population of about
   a dozen, most of them friends, and I didn't want to screw up my
   embedded base. The rest, sadly, is history.

     — Stuart Feldman http://stackoverflow.com/a/1765566/1366011

The problem is, that with this kind of argument one can defer the declaration of a "stable" version indefinitely.

May I remind everybody that we want a stable release this Christmas?


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