|| ||Hans Reiser <reiser-AT-namesys.com>|
|| ||Jörn Engel <joern-AT-wohnheim.fh-wedel.de>|
|| ||Re: [STACK] >3k call path in reiserfs|
|| ||Thu, 10 Jun 2004 19:49:04 -0700|
|| ||Dave Jones <davej-AT-redhat.com>, Chris Mason <mason-AT-suse.com>,
Jörn Engel wrote:
>It appears to me that most developers agree to the two point above,
>but you have some problems with them, at least lately. Am i wrong?
I have a concept of stable version and development version. V3 is the
stable release branch, and should not be disturbed except for bug fixes.
V4 is where all new features go. In not very long, V4 will enter code
freeze, and we will open a V5 branch where all new features will go.
Filesystem users want conservative release management. This is not gimp,
this is a filesystem. It must be a zero defect product or it is useless.
This is all part of what responsible release management is about. I was
the junior whiz kid in professional release management teams before
starting Namesys. I listened to my elders and learned from them. My
standards for professional conduct in this arena are higher than yours as a
result of that. You are a bunch of young kids who lack professional
experience in release management. That is ok, but don't get aggressive
I have no desire to pay for your mistakes, and as the official maintainer
it is my responsibility to ensure that neither I nor the users pay for the
mistakes of those who add bugs to stable branches instead of adding them to
the development branches where they belong.
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