5.0 and or 4.8 (was Re: [development] Drupal x.x.0 freeze date)
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Mon May 1 15:19:40 UTC 2006
Jenny Hsueh wrote:
> Dries Buytaert wrote:
>> I'm very sceptic about roadmaps and long-term planning in the
>> context of Drupal development. A roadmap is vaporware and creates
> ... A roadmap is not about time boxing what is going to be developed
> when, but a shared common vision of the community how to get from
> point A to point B -- i.e. to understand the target and to understand
> the inter-dependencies. ...
What is a "shared common vision"? Esoteric wisdom will say it's an illusion.
In my experience so far, a roadmap is not appropriate for an open-source
community of this calibre. They can be hard to agree on ("we need a
vote"), can be stifling ("I'm stuck with this task I don't want"), can
create tension ("drupal sucks, look the roadmap you promised"), use up
valuable resources ("we have to re-think the roadmap because of ....").
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