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From Tommy Williams <to...@devgeeks.org>
Subject Re: CB-5974, or, Re-thinking broken-by-default (Was: Re: Plugins Release!)
Date Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:56:49 GMT
+1 for a warning..

"Warnings are the precursors to education" - me, just now
On 07/02/2014 11:55 am, "Marcel Kinard" <cmarcelk@gmail.com> wrote:

> +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 <iclelland@chromium.org> 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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