[wp-hackers] Long term suckage

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 18:02:10 UTC 2010

I'm sort of in your court, but something you said struck very close to
home and, well, has me a bit hot.

On 6/18/10, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> I used to think this was valid, hence the 2.0 LTS branch. Now, after
> working with hundreds of the largest companies and media properties in
> the world, I am philosophically opposed.
> While I like the theory of LTS, what happens in practice is it covers up
> the incompetence of IT or developers because they put off small slightly
> painful upgrades until they get so out of date of trunk (3 years? 5
> years?) and you have to go through a giant, painful, screws everybody
> over upgrade.

You know what? You haven't dealt with real IT professionals and decent
developers then.
9 times out of 10, it's not IT's fault -- it's idiotic "change
management" "controls" that require 15 forms of sign-off so that a
single install of something can be upgraded. Most halfway-decent
admins that I know and have interacted and, yes, worked with can
process an upgrade (particularly a well-written one) in a very decent
amount of time and, when upgrades go awry, will stick through to see
the upgrade to the end, regardless of the lateness of the hour.

So don't go the "blame IT!" route, thankyouverymuch.



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