Subject: Re: dependencies showing up twice
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Dieter Baron <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/21/2007 11:42:41
In article <> Joerg wrote:
: On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 11:01:33AM +0200, Dieter Baron wrote:
: >   Perhaps, but let's not all stop improving pkgsrc just because you
: > plan a major overhaul for the last 1.5 years.

: This is somewhat ironic given that I had a lot of things to do in the
: first 2 month of my developer access. 20 month have been a long time...

  Don't get me wrong, you are doing great things and a lot of big
changes, and have plans for even bigger ones.  I'm grateful for your
work, and I am not criticizing the pace of your work.

  What I am criticizing is your style of communication.  ``Don't do
that, I plan to change that area anyway'' is not very infromative for
someone not familiar with your plans.  And being familiar with your
plans is hard to acomplish, given the lack of design proposal and
documentation your projects exhibit.

  Just saying ``don't change, it'll go away'' might be acceptable if
your changes went in during the next week.  But, understandbly, your
projects take longer than that.  So you can't expect others to hold
off development waiting for them.

  Please take the time to state what your objections are -- it took
you all of two lines to make me see why the proposed change was