Houston, we have a problem.

Matthias Ettrich ettrich at trolltech.com
Thu Sep 5 10:44:12 BST 2002

On Thursday 05 September 2002 10:48, Marc Mutz wrote:
> Hi all!
> As a demonstration of power, he today comitted a very intrusive patch
> that, while needed for maintainability and code cleanness of KMail,
> doesn't belong comitted this late in the release. IMO, it does not fix
> a visible bug, but introduces new features (albeit #if 0'd out). The
> reason repeatedly stated by Don for comitting is that he thinks the
> workload is getting too high for him if he needs to resolve CVS
> conflicts in his own tree[4-8].

A feature that is #if 0'd out is not a new feature. Add something like this to 
reducing CVS resolving workload is a perfectly valid reason.

I read from your mail that you agree that the patch was "needed  for 
maintainability and code cleanness of KMail". In other words: it apparently 
was good work and well done and we should be greatful for the contribution. 
>From what I've seen in kmail's code, work on maintainability and code 
cleaness is indeed important.

The real question is: does the code work or does it create problems. If it 
creates problems that cannot be fixed in time, I'm sure Don will agree to 
take it out for the release, it it works, there's no problem.  

There's still plenty of time to test the stuff.

If the main problem of our free software project turns out to be too many 
contributions, then we really came far :-)

   ... updating kdenetwork

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