Re: "mc is over!?" - post by Ilia Maslakov on Russian-speaking IT site

On Wed, 2015-05-27 at 12:30 -0400, Volodymyr Buell wrote:

Just give people a chance and github would bursting with mc

Let me give you an example:

One contributor came up with an idea to fix a bug & add a new feature;
the patch was applied without much ado. A severe regression was later
identified and fixed. Even later, it turned out, that the patch very
badly broke (as in, segfault) a core feature as a side effect. The
original author didn't take the responsibility for it, and there is no
manpower to fix it, because a proper fix requires a very substantial
engineering of how things work. Now we are left in a situation where a
basic feature has become unusable in a new release, and won't be fixed
anytime soon.

This is a real story, which unfolded over the last couple of months.

So yes, this kind of bursting with extensions is a very plausible
scenario. In fact, this is exactly what is going to happen if a random
person is going to take over control.

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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