[drupal-devel] Let's accept more interim solutions

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Thu Apr 21 16:35:52 UTC 2005

> To clarify: ideally (and likely I'm just stating the obvious) the thresholds
> we set for acceptance reflect the stages of the development cycle.
> At the point we're currently at in the cycle - when the CVS HEAD has just
> been opened up after a new release - we should be working to clear away the
> backlog.  This is the ideal time to be applying new patches: when we still
> have the rest of the cycle to work with.  This means we have, probably,
> months to iron out any small remaining details, and also to take advantage
> of possibilities opened up by the changes.  Or, if major unforeseen problems
> show up, to roll the change back--it wouldn't be the first time, and it's
> not the end of the world.  If there's a time when we have maximum tolerance
> for small issues or instabilities in CVS, this would be it.
> As the cycle progresses, we have less time to work with, more need to be
> ensuring stability, and hence diminishing ability to apply large changes.
> In sum: early in the cycle - now! - is the time to be clearing the deck,
> applying any patch that has has obvious support, has addressed any major
> issues (leaving aside minor details or small remaining discussions) and
> applies without raising
> errors.

Who said this differently? It is just a matter of defining what 
constitutes "minor details".


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