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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-26 08:29:00

David Abrahams wrote:

> > (and that's why I said "probably"). Another reason why you can have
> > problems is that your involvement is not continuous When you get
> > back after a while, things are somewhat changed and you're confused.
> I don't know. I remained confused even after paying attention to it
> every day some time.
> It is a fact that with some effort, even after being away from it for
> a long time, I find it possible to make changes and fixes to v1 when
> neccessary, but v2 remains mostly opaque to me.

That's bad. Speaking of myself, I lost track of v1 long time ago, but OTOH, I
never made big attemts to hack on it recently.

> >> There is also support for many more toolsets in v1.
> >
> > Sure. Let me implement regression testing first, though ;-)
> Sure, no problem. I can use v1 as long as I need to; it's doing the
> job.
> While I appreciate all your efforts, it concerns me a little that you
> seem to be the only person who can make significant contributions to
> the v2 codebase. It would make me feel much more confident in the
> future of the project if it were more accessible.

To a certain degree you're right. Though from my standpoint the situation
looks a bit different. Several persons send patches for bugs. This tells that
newcomer can locate and fix a problem. I don't know why nobody did any big
changes. That may be because of lack of time, or because people don't run
into design issues. I don't know, but it would be great to find out.

- Volodya


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