Re: bzzzt

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 09:15:49AM -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2008 8:50 AM, Olav Vitters <olav bkor dhs org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:24:12AM -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
> > > The six month release cycle is not an all-controlling god, and bugs in
> > > one known, specific subsystem are not undebuggable without wide
> > > release (which was KDE's most valid excuse). If it isn't ready for
> > > wide use, it isn't and shouldn't be a GNOME .0. It isn't 'too late' to
> > > decide that; you're the QA team, dammit- it is your job to say no
> > > right up to the very last minute, and demand extra time to protect the
> > > users.
> >
> > I don't understand the message. There is missing functionality. The
> > focus should be to implement that on time. Not sure what there is to QA
> > about functionality that we know is missing.
> _quality_ includes functionality. If the quality isn't good enough for
> our users (because either stability or functionality is missing) then
> say 'hey, we can't release this' not 'well, it sucks, but we'll
> release it anyway.'

So we should focus on getting more development done. Promising we'll
release when ready means alexl has to code the rest plus distributions
will use beta stuff.

I think you misunderstand the message by Andre as truth and not as
"let's get some developers into action". It was overstated so more devs
would help[1]. There is already some more dev work going on.

[1] Andre can correct me if I'm wrong.

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