Code to the World
Posted Jan 23, 2003 16:31 UTC (Thu) by corbet
In reply to: Code to the World
Parent article: Five years of LWN
I actually feel pretty good about the LWN code. It has been designed and written with the idea that we're going to have to deal with it for years. There are a couple of rugs with a fair amount of stuff swept under them, but, as a whole, it's not bad. What's holding up a release is:
- I want to do a real security audit first. Security, too, should be in pretty good shape, but I need to convince myself of that.
- A little documentation might be nice before inflicting the code on others.
- Simple readiness to deal with a free software release - mailing lists, etc. If people look at the code at all there will be a lot of questions, and dealing with them will take some time.
- A port to Quixote 0.6 will also be needed, and should be done prior to any release. That will be a bit of a pain to do right, but the end result will be worthwhile.
For some strange reason, I've been mostly focused on getting the feature set together and getting LWN on a reasonable financial footing. I'll get there with the rest, but keeping priorities straight during this time has been crucial.
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