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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Patch distribution and committing
Date Thu, 08 Jan 1998 22:44:18 GMT
David D'Antonio wrote:
> On Thursday, January 08, 1998 5:13 PM, Rodent of Unusual Size 
> [SMTP:Ken.Coar@Golux.Com] wrote:
> > Let's not be too conservative, eh?  Let's try new (or different) things.
> > The people involved aren't quite the same, the environment isn't
> > quite the same, and the proposals aren't the same.  If there isn't
> > a concensus, I think it behooves us to gather experimental evidence
> > rather than assume we know all the answers - particularly since
> > disagreement indicates that the answers aren't the same for everyone.
> I haven't been around on this list very long, but one thing does strike me:
> Apache is running > 50% of the web sites on the net and that does sound
> like a good reason to be conservative, at least as far as actual releases go.

Yeah... That would be a lot of people to tick off :)
Course, being _too_ conservative ain't too good either ;)

> Having lived through corporate development (of a web server) where the CEO
> mandated 6 month releases, I can tell you that it kinda sucked. We ended
> up with lots of bug fix releases because we didn't have time to test 
> everything.
> So we either didn't add much or added too much, mostly the latter to keep
> up with other vendors who had larger staff and more resources. And we weren't
> distributed; we all sat next to each other.
> Now, all this may be moot for development releases and such, but a case could
> be made that The Apache Group has a responsibility to its vast userbase. :-)

Thanks for reminding us of that... We _do_ have a responsibility,
and it's one which we take seriously. Like you said, a LOT of people
depend on us :)

      Jim Jagielski            |       jaguNET Access Services           |
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