Request to check in a new feature to KRegExpEditor.

Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at
Wed Aug 7 12:48:59 BST 2002

Thomas Zander <zander at> writes:

| On Wednesday 07 August 2002 08:00, Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
| > Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at> writes:
| > | On Tuesday 06 August 2002 13:18, Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
| > | > Hi.
| > | > Lately I've been very busy an thus have only had a little time to
| > | > work on KDE. Therefore I didn't want to add stuff to the expected
| > | > feature list for KRegExpEditor, as I was afraid I couldn't make it.
| > |
| > | You should have added it. You could have simply moved it to the feature
| > | list of KDE 3.2 if you wouldn't have finished it in time for KDE 3.1.
| ...
| > | > Now my problem is that I really would like to have all this in KDE
| > | > CVS, but due to the missing entry in the feature plan I can't do it.
| > |
| > | That's correct.
| > |
| > | > I therefore ask for permission check it in.
| > |
| > | No exceptions are made. For no one. Sorry.
| >
| > I fell really sorry about this, the features are done.
| > I understand and accept the feature plan very much, but as I see it, you
| > are here enforcing the word of the plan rather than the spirit of the plan?
| I'm confused; you say you had the feature planned and started working on it 
| quite some time ago. Since you felt it might not be stable in time, you did 
| not intend to add it to the feature list.
I didn't say so. I had it planed for a long time, but never found the time
to work on it, until I had two weeks of holiday. 

| Then you say that you understand that features not on the feature list should 
| not be worked on. (you said that new features should not be started, but for 
| the _testing_ this is the same)
Did I?

| Do you agree that a new feature should be in CVS for quite some time to find 
| out all possible sideeffects and to allow all beta and RC testers to find 
| bugs?
Sure, but given not-yet-made features - being on the list - are allowed
yet, I don't see why this point makes a difference.

| Also don't you feel that adding a feature might be controversial, and adding 
| it a small amount of time before the release might not give you the warm 
| reception you would like.. (Speaking in general here)
I don't get you? what do you mean by "give you the warm reception you would like"?

| In the end, you could have fixed bugs instead of creating the new feature. If 
| you (and naturally all developers) do that, then the feature freeze will be 
| shorter.
There was one bug on the buglist for KRegExpEditor, and that bug was fixed
as one of the first thing, while I worked along, I found new bugs which I
I don't think you are fair when you say I could just have fixed bugs rather
than adding new features - I had no bugs to fix.

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