Re: comment about gnome architecture
- From: Greg Breland <gbreland mozillanews org>
- To: desktop-devel <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: comment about gnome architecture
- Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 16:20:33 -0600
Thanks, I think you just won a year+ debate for me I was having with
several other programmers. Made my day.
I consider specs the infrastructure more so than the actual
implementation of the spec, which will get done when it is really needed
or re-written if it was done badly the first time keeping compatibility
with the first version as much as possible. Worse case even a bad spec
moves the ball down the field and makes a good spec easier to write.
I think this is a great way non-coders can get involved in helping Gnome
as I am not convinced that coders make the best spec writers. Maybe
they write the best specs when it comes to implementing them in code,
but not the best from the user side.
However, it takes more than a mere end user also. It takes someone very
technical that understands how the system works at the system level. In
short, a very hard person to find.
On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 12:07, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 10:43, Greg Breland wrote:
> > I guess my view boils down to this. A bad spec is better than no spec
> > at all.
> That I can agree with, writing down a spec and thinking/discussing it
> through is invaluable.
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