Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 10:29 -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Simon Riggs wrote:
> > > Mostly we do, but since we've just spent more than 6 months between
> > > Feature Freeze and Beta. There were no well understood or transparent
> > > processes during that period, so nobody is on solid ground trying to
> > > enforce a small number of rules with a single individual. Especially
> > > when discussing what might be argued was a major item in 8.3
> > What? Even Jan agrees he didn't follow the procedures. I have no idea
> > how you are coming to the conclusion there are no well understood
> > processes.
> Results look good to me, so I'm not lodging a complaint, just explaining
> my position.
> The main rule is discuss-it-first-on-Hackers and if Jan didn't follow
> that then he is wrong. But since he nearly got it right by discussing it
> with some people, nothing bad happened and the outcome is worth having I
> don't see why we would want to pick Jan up for anything, or back-out
> those changes.
The results have nothing to do with whether the process was followed.
We do not ignore process violations just because the outcome was OK.
And Jan did not come even close to following procedure. He just asked
core if they would object to such an addition post-feature freeze. He
did not show code to core so there is no sense the core approved the
patch. And Jan did not show the patch to hackers or discuss the patch
I do not want to keep bashing Jan but Simon's statements require me to
set the record straight.
Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://momjian.us
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