|| ||Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky-AT-mit.edu> |
|| ||dev-planning-AT-lists.mozilla.org |
|| ||Re: Dropping Mac OS X 10.4 support in Gecko 1.9.3 |
|| ||Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:56:08 -0500|
|| ||Article, Thread
On 2/9/10 8:17 AM, Gervase Markham wrote:
> But perhaps we should hire people today so they would be up to speed in
> time to have an effect on the decision, when it comes, to drop 10.5 support?
We've been trying, as I understand! If you know something I don't, I bet
Bret and Julie and shaver and Damon would love to hear from you.
>> In the long term, the main issue is that amount of work that can be done
>> scales sublinearly with number of people doing it. So in fact putting
>> more people on an issue requires "disproportionate" investment to get an
>> improvement, after a certain point.
> That is true, but I contend that it's not a killer - otherwise no
> company would be larger than N people, for some value of N, because
> adding the N+1th person would make things worse, not better.
Sure. People were just claiming that they weren't asking for
"disproportionate investment" in 10.4 while at the same time in fact asking
for precisely such a thing. Now maybe we should be investing in it
disproportionately.... but I'm not sure why. No one has cited a good
reason why 10.4 users matter more than 10.5 or 10.6 users or Windows or
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