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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Issues for 2.1.8
Date Wed, 21 Sep 2005 17:28:44 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>>I don't mind rolling dice that the code is 'good enough' if it gets the
>>votes here on list.  Seriously, no objections.  But it's too damned easy
>>to get +1 "ya, that's a cool new module, but I doubt it works, so throw
>>it in experimental."  Code that, anywhere else in the ASF, would never
>>get the votes for release.  And -that- is why experimental must die :)
> I agree with your point that experimental has the potential of
> being abused, and to end up as a dumping ground for modules and
> code that aren't up to snuff, but "we" still want out there.
> So for us to have an experimental classification, we need to
> do some due-diligence and not be afraid to say "this has
> been experimental too long; we either fix/promote it, or we
> drop it."

Ack, but we've agreed what shipped in 2.2.0 stays in 2.2.x - which is
why I'd rather see us add 'finished' modules to 2.2.12, for example,
as opposed to having a completely orphaned module in 2.2.24 still
creating noise.


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