Subject: Re: the path from nathanw_sa -> newlock2
To: None <>
From: Aaron J. Grier <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/13/2007 09:28:36
moved from current-users, as advocacy seemed more appropriate.

On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 10:01:13PM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 12:22:00PM -0800, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
> > any chance for [minutes of core meetings] to be published?  the core
> > list is still opaque to us plebeians.
> The minutes of the core team meetings are distributed internally to
> the project - there hasn't really been a need in the past to make them
> any more public than that. Not that we're trying to be opaque, just
> that no-one's asked.

the CVS updates bulletins are great; something along those lines for
core traffic would be fantastic.  I'm not asking for complete
transparency, but some periodic translucency would be extremely welcome.
quarterly reports instead of yearly, perhaps?

> As to M:N being fixable, we asked the developer in question if he
> wanted to fix them, but we were told that time was an issue which
> would not be rectified any time soon, and so we decided to proceed
> with the 1:1 work in newlock2 which Andrew was proposing.

thanks.  that's what I wanted to hear.

> Finally, a huge thanks from me to Andrew for undertaking this work - a
> huge task, a truly excellent effort, and the final product deserving
> of many beers, which I'm sure he'll collect fairly soon.

indeed.  I'll build up -current for my sparcs now...

  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
              "silly brewer, saaz are for pils!"  --  virt