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Re: running script on server shutdown (TODO)

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, yazicivo(at)ttnet(dot)net(dot)tr, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: running script on server shutdown (TODO)
Date: 2005-12-12 03:38:45
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.63.0512111927230.13619@hosting.commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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>> It would also be useful to see who has signed on as the lead or to work on
>> a particular subproject in case other developers would like to either lead
>> or help a lead on the project.
>>
>> I would request a vote interface but I think we would get to many
>> mysqlisms ;)
>
> You are dreaming on this one.

Man then all those other FOSS projects like (KDE/Mozilla) that do it must 
be sleeping through the whole development cycle.

>  Of our changes in any major release,
> probably 40% are from the TODO list, and 60% are just patches submitted.
> How does aomething even get on the TODO list from a patch?

A bug/request tracker?

> To do what you want requires someone with technical knowlege to spend
> serious time analyzing the CVS commits and digesting it into a web page.

Not if the infrastructure is put in place to deal with it in the first 
place.

If a patch is accepted, when it is accepted a simple message that says:

Accepted for 8.2 + Adds capability to program VCR

Pretty much does everything we need.

> I can be done, but it isn't the same purpose as the TODO list.

Actually it is. It is called overall project management and it is 
something that has come up here many times.

I guess I just don't understand why so many other projects larger then us 
and much smaller then us can do it, but we can't.

Here are some examples of some projects that have actual stated goals that 
are OSS:

KDE
Gnome
Trac
Django
Firebird
Python

We do, provide some feedback to what is going on from the website but the 
barrier is pretty high in comparison to these other websites. Not to 
mention how hard it is to figure out what bugs have been patched or 
haven't.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake


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