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Re: Migrating Subversion issues to ...

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:18:39 -0400

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 3:31 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org> wrote:

> On 17.09.2015 09:06, Julian Foad wrote:
> > Greg Stein wrote:
> >> Could I offer an opinion: the time stamps DO NOT MATTER.
> >>
> >> If a comment was posted at 15:00 or at 21:00 ... I don't care. If it
> was a
> >> Monday or a Tuesday ... I don't care. I believe I'd rather stick a fork
> in
> >> my eye, than ask somebody to spend even 5 minutes on timestamps.
> > Yes, I *know* they don't matter! Oops -- I should have added some
> > light-heartedness, a smiley, or whatever, instead of just writing in
> > plain serious tone.
> >
> > Ivan was sitting two metres from me and I told him in person, and I
> > made fun of my own pedantry.
> >
> > But I do have a serious point, and that is I feel sad when we, the
> > whole profession and community of dedicated and experienced
> > programmers, can't get such a simple thing right. (I don't mean just
> > on our side -- there are long-standing bugs filed against Bugzilla
> > about their end of this difficulty.) It's a little bit embarrassing to
> > me when we put up a public resource that will live for years with such
> > a simple mistake in it. I have sympathy for the "so what, who cares,
> > just spit something out and move on" prioritization here. That makes
> > sense in terms of value for "money". But for the above kinds of
> > reason, I do think it's right for us to spend a few minutes, even a
> > couple of hours, checking and correcting this sort of issue, *if*
> > somebody such as Ivan wants to donate that effort.
> +1
> > (It was already established that we'll be waiting at least a few days
> > for polling people about their user names, and other reasons, so we're
> > not talking about a critical-path delay.)
> 5+ years since becoming an ASF TLP is hardly on any kind of critical
> path. :)
> And I wonder why the people who're doing the least work on this
> migration have the most to say about not wasting time with "trivialities".
Speaking for myself only, it is because I am not "in the room" with the
rest of you so cannot tell if the migration is going to happen no matter
what, or if it is going to get delayed again due to these trivialities. As
long as you all have the energy to see this through, I certainly do not
want to suggest you should not fix all of the trivialities that you
desire. I just do not want the moment to pass again and have people go
back home and move on to other things.

So my goal is just to say an imperfect migration is better than the status

Mark Phippard
Received on 2015-09-17 14:18:49 CEST

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