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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: WARNING: WC format bumped to 19: single-DB enabled: TAKE CARE
Date Wed, 01 Sep 2010 23:57:49 GMT
On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 08:22, Julian Foad <> wrote:
> Greg Stein wrote:
>> <sarcasm-mode> You mean the note sent three whole hours before this
>> thread's original post? </>
> Hi Greg.  We were on a roll!  But I don't like it when people do things
> like that to me, and I especially don't like it if someone gives me a
> lousy upgrade script and expects me to deal with the consequences, so
> sorry for that.
> Hope you can enjoy the result though and help us work out the remaining
> problems with it.

Oh, I certainly will.

My issue here is that you cut the community out of the discussion.
There was nothing on-list talking about this, which means that the
broader community could not participate.

Things like IRC are a great communication means, but all decisions
should be brought to the list where everybody can participate. And has
the time to participate. The general rule is "72 hours" which gives
"everybody" time to see and respond to the discussion. People can be
in different time zones or busy for a day or two, or whatever.

Obviously, we're talking about using the 72 hour pattern for large
decisions rather than "what do I name this function?" (which is
obviously Just Done under Commit-Then-Review). The problem is that
switching the codebase over to single-db *IS* a very freakin' large
decision. And there was no lead-up to that decision which would allow
for everybody to participate.


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