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From: "Mike Pagano" <mpagano@...>
Subject: Re: seeds, GLEPs, and projects
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:01:02 -0400
On 9/21/06, Simon Stelling <blubb@g.o> wrote:
> Ciaran McCreesh wrote:
> > Huge amounts of time, effort and users. How much arch team time was
> > spent fixing genkernel? How much time was spent fixing the OS X mess?
> > How many users did we lose as a result of all the QA screwups?
>
> Eh, I wanted answers, not more questions :P
>
> > As much as I hate relying upon slashdot for anything reasonable at all,
> > an awful lot of people in that thread were suggesting that more time be
> > spent on QA and fixing existing bugs and much less on fancy new
> > things...
>
> These users are ignoring the fact that time is not the only and most
> important factor. Motivation is far more important IMO, and it's pretty
> hard to get the motivation together to test 60 packages instead of
> tinkering around with a new idea. At least for me it often is.
>
> --
> Kind Regards,
>
> Simon Stelling
> Gentoo/AMD64 developer
> --
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>
>

Maybe a recruiting drive to help with the maintenance.  A typical
business brings on new blood and assigns them just that role to free
up more senior developers for more complicated projects.

New developers should definitely meet a standard, but the possibility
of bringing developers with energy and potential to assist in
maintenance might be worth a consideration.
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