Request to check in a new feature to KRegExpEditor.
Jesper K. Pedersen
blackie at kde.org
Wed Aug 7 12:48:59 BST 2002
Thomas Zander <zander at planescape.com> writes:
| On Wednesday 07 August 2002 08:00, Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
| > Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org> 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)
| 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
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
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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