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Re: 8.5 development schedule

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: 8.5 development schedule
Date: 2009-07-01 22:05:26
Message-ID: 200907012205.n61M5Q600813@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Kevin Grittner wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote: 
>  
> > Define "make that date"?  That is the problem.
>  
> Not committed by that date.  I guess that leaves the issue of picking
> a particular time in a particular time zone, but it doesn't otherwise
> seem ambiguous.
>  
> Picture the New York Subway system.  You're coming down the stairs and
> the train is in sight.  You either make it through the doors before
> they close, or you don't.  If you don't, you wait for the next train. 
> The system would never work if they held up the train for everyone in
> sight of the train who hoped to get on to avoid the wait.  Nobody is
> throwing their weight around when those doors close; it's just how the
> system works.

The problem is that the committers control the commit date, but the one
seen as punished for a rejected patch is not the committers but the
submitter.

-- 
  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
  EnterpriseDB                             http://enterprisedb.com

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