[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Bruce Momjian) writes: > Christopher Browne wrote: >> >> Make postmater and postgres options distinct so the postmaster -o >> >> option is no longer needed | Alvaro | Confirmed | 09/20/06 >> >> >> >> Notice the sequence of events. I am not saying the specific statuses are >> >> the way to go but it would give a simple way to keep tabs on things >> >> without having to create a whole new ball of yarn. >> > >> > Interesting idea. If people willing to state they will complete items >> > for the next release, I can add this to the TODO list, and just remove >> > it once the item is in CVS. >> >> Is it forcibly necessary to have that commitment in order for this to >> be of some use? >> >> It seems to me that this would be a reasonably useful way of tracking >> the progress of TODO items irrespective of any particular commitment >> to completion in sync with a version. > > The problem comes with someone starting to work on something, then > giving up, but if you record it, people think they are still working on > it.
If there is some form of "last updated on" date, that seems to me to be quite sufficient for the purpose. If the person last working on it hasn't reported any new news on the item in some substantial period of time, that's a good implicit indication that something is stalled. > What happens now is that someone says they want to work on X, and > the community tells them that Y might be working on it, and Y gives > us a status. If what we see in the todo is... Implement hierarchical queries using ANSI "WITH"/recursive query system | Someone | Under way | [some date six months ago] ... then those that are interested in seeing this go in can probably guess that the effort has stalled in that nothing has been worth commenting on in six months. This sort of thing is suggestive of having some sort of systematic way to store structured information. Perhaps one could implement some sort of database for it... :-) -- output = ("cbbrowne" "@" "acm.org") http://cbbrowne.com/info/sgml.html Rules of the Evil Overlord #21. "I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original uniforms for my Legions of Terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman footsoldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set." <http://www.eviloverlord.com/> ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster