Re: [Evolution] Cannot empty trash

On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 00:46 +1100, John Ross wrote:
Let's try a little role-play... You, the developer, have created a GUI
app that regularly corrupts its own index files. You have been told
about the bug some time ago and done some research, now you have
turned up to a meeting with your PM claiming to have fixed it.

Yes in this role-playing. Is the "user" a paying customer funding the
"developers" work? If so, maybe this role-playing scenario is valid. If
not, maybe the "user" needs to be patient and let the "developer" fix
the root of the problem not the symptoms of the problem.

I believe Mr Barnes has outlined an approach to fix the root of the
problems. However we must be patient reap the harvest of fruit. 

PM: "OK what's the fix?
Developer: "The user has to open a terminal and delete all these files
called ~.xyzblahblah* every time it happens"
PM: "You're not listening. That's a workaround, not a fix. You can't
ask GUI users to run around rm'ing things! So when will you have it
Developer: "But it is fixed."
PM: "You're still not listening! What agency are you from?"
Developer: "But... it's easy - all they need to do is..."
PM: "Look, the files called ~.xyzblahblah* don't even exist in the
current version, so you don't even have a workaround, let alone a fix.
What agency?"
Developer: "But..."
PM: "FRIDAY, 5pm, no workarounds - a FIX!"



Rob Seward
Bluestone Consulting Group, LLC

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