|| ||Matt Mackall <mpm-AT-selenic.com> |
|| ||elifarley <elifarley-AT-gmail.com> |
|| ||Re: Lightweight rename&copies status |
|| ||Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:49:32 -0500|
|| ||Article, Thread
On Sun, 2012-06-10 at 07:43 -0700, elifarley wrote:
> The page http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/BundleFormat2 has been edited on
> May 2011.
> Is anyone currently working on the bundle read/write paths and this extended
Sune has suggested that he might have some time to work on it some day
soon, but that shouldn't keep you from looking into it.
> Is there a prioritized list of pending problems to be solved?
No. Managing a volunteer open source project is a lot like herding
kittens, except the kittens randomly appear and disappear because they
have day jobs. We tried to keep a road map in the pre-1.0 days and
discovered it wasn't terribly realistic. It's impossible to get anything
non-trivial to happen on a predictable time scale. Also, trying to meet
a specific checklist of features delayed the release of 1.0 for about a
year past the point when it was actually ready for wide use, and thus
slowed development. I eventually just decided to release it.
Now we do:
which is an approach with many advantages:
- highly predictable release schedules
- no illusions of predictable feature development times
- bug fixes and new features get into users' hands rapidly
- almost always open for new development
Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.
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