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From: Vlastimil Babka <caster@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [soc] Python bindings for Paludis
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 06:26:31
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [soc] Python bindings for Paludis by Seemant Kulleen
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4 Seemant Kulleen wrote:
5 >> I wasn't indicating that a "popularity" contest should be held,
6 >> because I trust the developers will cast their vote only after
7 >> *technically* evaluating the options. I also don't think it's fair
8 >> for a small minority of developers to make the switch on behalf of
9 >> the rest of us, which is why I mentioned a number like "50%". An
10 >> election is not always political ;)
11 >
12 > See above: not every developer is technically capable of evaluating the
13 > underpinnings of the tools we use. For most of us, those underpinnings
14 > do not matter.
16 True, and the underpinnings are not the only reason to switch. Should be
17 also the user experience (speed, features) and that can be evaluated by
18 every dev, or even users - it's what matters most for them, isn't it. Of
19 course internal design is important for maintainability etc, but it's
20 not all.
22 > It's probably a little early to initiate such a proposal, seeing as the
23 > PMS is still undergoing review. Why don't we just let the current
24 > course of events continue, instead of trying to force any specific
25 > issue?
27 Yeah, I don't think it's now helpful to hear that portage sux and
28 paludis can do $x and $y and $z, over and over again. Someone's little
29 too early for an election campaign?
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32 Vlastimil Babka (Caster)
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