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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject Re: Vote early, vote often...
Date Wed, 23 Aug 1995 09:43:25 GMT

David wrote,
> What happens now is:
>  A single person sets the agenda by selecting patches for a new release.
>  Everyone takes a copy of the preliminary version of the new release, and
>  votes +1 on all the patches if they don't encounter any problems.
> Hence the occurence that there have been four +1 votes for a 
> patch that cannot be successfully applied to 0.8.10!
> Am I not wasting my time here? Wouldn't it be more efficient to take this
> to its logical conclusion? i.e. simply chuck all the patches into a new
> internal release, drop any peer review of the changes, and hope that any
> problems come to light with subsequent testing. 
> Of course, this would reinforce the bug-fixers syllogism:
> `This bug must be fixed. Here is a patch that fixes the bug.
>  Therefore this patch must be applied.' 

I agree entirely, hence my +0 on everything.

+1 on the old system. It worked.

David's caution is slowing things down, but that's a good thing IMO.


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