[development] Very concerned over Drupal's core development

Sam Boyer drupal at samboyer.org
Mon Apr 20 19:38:22 UTC 2009

On Monday 20 April 2009 14:08:42 Karoly Negyesi wrote:
> > The people who have the right to commit will have a more vested interest
> >
> > There isn't much incentive to do reviews.
> > There's the good of the project, but there is no pride of ownership in a
> > review. The pride of ownership drives a lot of the initial development,
> > and it drives the committers, but the reviewers?
> I am giving up my neutral position (already...) and I must say: I agree.
> I *am* sloppy but if I am given the keys to Drupal core? I will
> second-guess every decision of mine for sure.

Hear hear for that. Nothing like the knowledge that if you commit a screw-up, 
it'll be noted by core devs within hours (if not minutes), which any self-
respecting dev would find at least a smidge humiliating.

When reading this little part of the thread, I got this mental image of Angie 
and Dries each driving enormous vans along a precarious cliffside road, trying 
to listen to a cacophony of conflicting navigational advice (ranging in 
quality from "local expert guide" to "pin the tail on the donkey") mixed in 
with a healthy dose of griping and "ARE WE THERE YET?!?"

Not intended to paint us as whiny or unhelpful. My only point: personally, I 
got a lot better at navigating after I started driving.
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