On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 09:55:40AM +0000, Chris Withers wrote:
> Chris McDonough wrote:
> >FWIW, the reason that there is a flurry of activity before any release
> >is because people want to see features in a stable release version and
> >by nature (IMHO) programmers are procrastinators. ;-)
> This doesn't fit with normal open source practice. Why are we starting to 
> operate like this?

It what world do you live, and can I move there? Every large open source
project I've particpated in or kept track of has had this problem - it's
_really hard_ to turn down cool new patches just because your supposed to
be in feature freeze, trying to get a stable release out.

What do _you_ think 'normal open source practice' is?

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