wheeler at kde.org
Sun Jun 13 14:21:01 BST 2004
On Sunday 13 June 2004 3:39, Christian Esken wrote:
> On Saturday 12 June 2004 21:27, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> > On Saturday 12 June 2004 13:56, Christian Esken wrote:
> > > I am quite confident that I have something *very* nice to commit in 2-3
> > > weeks.
> > While I'm all for major KMix cleanups, isn't it a bit late in the release
> > schedule for such?
> No. Because we are in Alpha (3.3alpha1), and have no shipping date.
Wednesday August 18th, 2004: Targeted Release date
August 21st starts the "aKademy" and I want to have this done before it, so
there is little time left for the packagers and the PR team to get prepared
for their trip to Ludwigsburg.
> The only possible alternative is to ship a quite broken KMix. I am neither
> able nor willing to fix the "old" sources - who else is?
> Actually I have tried again and again to do "mild" fixes (some tries
> commited, most tries not), but it simply does not work out.
> While the "sound core" is OK, the GUI part is completely unmaintainable
> (IOW: rotten). When I fix one bug, I need 2 days. And fixing 2 bugs will
> intruduce one new bug.
> And its not only me: When the "completely safe usability fixes" were done,
> saving of configuration had been broken (and its still broken).
> It needs to be fixed *now* - before someone looks at it in the Beta phase.
Actually at the time that you're suggesting checking this stuff in beta1 will
already be tagged.
And really -- I've looked at the KMix code; I know how ugly and broken parts
of it are, I'm just worried that this is getting a bit of a late start for
refactoring the whole thing. At the very latest I'd say that it needs to be
in before the beta is tagged...
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