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An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
We do time based releases so you get the bugfixes every 6 months. We tried feature based releases and that had loads of drawbacks.
Loads of other projects switched to doing time based releases.
We've concluded that not every bug can be fixed.
Note that gnome-session and so on didn't change much, so your clean slate remark is incorrect. Furthermore, GNOME doesn't consist of guys solely.
GNOME 3.4 released
Posted Mar 29, 2012 22:05 UTC (Thu) by blujay (guest, #39961)
The bottom line is that there are two choices: doing what's best for users or what's most fun for developers. Volunteers, they may be, but "with great power comes great responsibility"--they ought to be more considerate of existing, loyal users. Oh well, there's always MATE and Cinnamon.
Please, lose the political correctness. Hey, I don't typically call girls "guys" either, but many people do, and you know what he meant, so don't go picking a fight.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 7:34 UTC (Fri) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Saying that this isn't best for users: I totally disagree and I explained the reasoning why 2 times in different ways.
Going from bugreports to "breaking functionality" (rather vague): terribly vague. I don't see how this relates to the way bugs are fixed or GNOME is released.
As hadess mentioned, that this worked reliability was by sheer luck. So I guess timing related. Meaning: The bug was always there, just never triggered.
If you want an answer from me, address what I say a bit more concretely please and don't bring up vague stuff.
PS: Why focus so much on a remark I placed at the end? And I do mean it, but it is not to start a fight, nor to be politically correct. I find it terribly odd you interpret it as such. GNOME has started various projects to get women involved. Yet you still see posts by women who say that they feel harassed or just excluded.
Don't go telling me what that I should just accept that ("guys" remark, not last sentence).
Posted Mar 30, 2012 18:02 UTC (Fri) by blujay (guest, #39961)
What if I said that I take offense at anyone's taking offense at it? That makes about as much sense. ;)
Posted Mar 30, 2012 23:57 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
It has already expanded wildly in meaning since those days (even in the UK, where that expansion is relatively recent): I don't see any problem with its expanding a little more.
Posted Mar 31, 2012 13:37 UTC (Sat) by ovitters (subscriber, #27950)
Posted Mar 31, 2012 20:26 UTC (Sat) by blujay (guest, #39961)
Why do you suddenly change gears from sex to nationality? Bait and switch? ;)
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