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From Ralph Goers <Ralph.Go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: 2.1.8 (Was: Re: JING Transformer...)
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:56:59 GMT
Vadim Gritsenko wrote:

> Ralph Goers wrote:
>
>> My opinion is that a community that releases software that it
>> won't stand behind has a significant problem.
>
>
> I think you just mis-interpreted semantics of the 'unstable flag'. 
> See, actual meaning is:
>
>   unstable:
>      Supported by the community, many people are working on it,
>      expect frequent interface and implementation changes,
>      new features and bugs.
>
>   stable:
>      Solid code with 3-years-old bugs and patches in bugzilla,
>      nobody is working on it, interface and implementation won't
>      change for foreseeable future.
>
>   deprecated:
>      stable code which stinks.

LOL. That is pretty funny!

>
> Once you grog this, you'd get that more often Cocoon releases will 
> lead to greater user community participation, more ideas will float, 
> and active developers move on to other blocks or features (such as 
> OSGi and RealBlocks(tm)) sooner, which will result in abandoning of 
> cforms and marking it as stable...
>
> :-P
>
> And seriously, I'd argue that your -1 on releases actually *delays* 
> maturity of cforms.

Actually, I'd disagree.  I think it forces attention to a significant 
community problem.

>
> Vadim

Ralph


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