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From Marcel Kinard <>
Subject Re: CB-5974, or, Re-thinking broken-by-default (Was: Re: Plugins Release!)
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:54:45 GMT
+1 to this.

How about this addition: if the setting isn't explicitly declared in config.xml, log a warning
but still default to exactly where they are now.

On Feb 5, 2014, at 10:50 AM, Ian Clelland <> wrote:

> So this proposal would be:
> - Don't revert the changes made on dev
> - Don't rename the plugin
> - Add a default which places files exactly where they are now
> - Bump the major version
> - Start fixing bugs in the new code. (without being distracted by the
> storage location change)
> - Start blogging about the issue with storage locations, and encourage
> people to change (but don't force them to do anything yet)
> - In a year, or when we feel that a sufficient mass of developers have
> gotten the message, broadcast that we're removing the default. (or changing
> it, if we're very confident in our plugin upgrade paths)
> - Some months after that, make the change. (and hopefully not be
> distracted by bugs in the underlying plugin code) Bump the major version
> again.

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