[geeklog-devel] New GL default theme
oliver at spiesshofer.com
Wed Oct 24 01:05:49 EDT 2007
Mark R. Evans wrote:
> I've watched this thread with interest. The feeling I've walked away with
> is that there seems to be a big desire to not include anything done outside
> the core group.
I have some hundreds of lines of code lying around here that I would
like to put into this release but since I have not gotten an answer yet
from Dirk, I guess it will not.
Its not about who does it, but when is it ready. You should not make
generalized wrong assumptions, and this it what it sounds to me.
If you take the things apart you will realize that none of the projects
have been finished with one of the core coders to make sure that they
are working as expected.
I have included myself more than enough lines of code from
non-core-members, the link-plugin being the latest of them, to let that
statement sit in the room.
We are _not_ sitting in a meeting room where all the mails come in and
we make a joint decision to ignore them. If an email about a template
class comes in, I get it, read it and think "I dont know enough about
templates to judge this" so I let it pass. If someone else comes in that
knows, he will pick it up and this happened already as far as I
remember. That it did not get finished until this release is unfortunate
but a fact of time and not of will. You better contact the people
involved and ask whats going on before throwing half-racist accusations
at the whole team.
If someone comes with a complete XHTML makeover you cannot simply expect
us to implement it, can you? Thats like someone coming with the whole
code in Perl and expecting us to just switch. Just because he thought
the effort was worth it does not mean we have to take it. I for my part
don't know enough good reasons to work for 5 hours implementing this
into the code just because someone else thought it was necessary for
him. If another core coder would have thought so, it would be there,
just like the links plugin update. If someone wants something in the
code, he/she should rather make sure there is a discussion about it with
us before doing the work, dont you think so? You heard our arguments
about the XHTML, if you disagree that a optional system is best, then
I am very happy to implement it as optional, but I am not going to jump
and run for that as long we have a feature freeze, I have better things
to do. And this was announced broad on this list by dirk, but some
people seem to overread such things.
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