[wp-hackers] WP 3.1 admin bar

William Davis will.davis at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 04:56:21 UTC 2011

I think you're being a bit silly.

First, you're not the only WordPress 'client' — the platform isn't  
being built just for you. In addition, WordPress is open-source — if  
you want to add (or remove) a feature, you can write a plugin or  
(gasp) modify core.

At some point, WordPress has to enter feature freeze. Every change has  
the potential to introduce a bug (3.0.5 showed us that). So, again, to  
reiterate, these sorts of decisions need to be made earlier in the dev  
cycle. Where do you draw the line about what changes are too big? By  
saying any feature request is too big.


On Feb 17, 2011, at 11:48 PM, Mark E wrote:

> On 02/17/2011 09:35 PM, Brian Layman wrote:
>> Absolutely true! This isn't at all about the time it takes to do the
>> coding. As Otto said 32 messages earlier in this thread, the issue is
>> the need to adhere to the development cycle and release management.
>> Jealously protecting the quality of a release, in the days before it
>> goes out, is one of the hardest things to face as a software  
>> engineer.
> Ya, because doing that requires a hellacious amount of mental  
> gymnastics to justify those decisions.
> I can see it now, I spend 2 or 3 months developing a full blown high- 
> end auction site (or whatever it might be) based on WP for a high  
> paying customer, due to launch sometime soon (3 days, 7 days, who  
> knows). The customer calls me up and says "Looks great. Everything  
> works fine. But, I want you to tweak that menu before we launch" -  
> to which I reply, "Sorry bro, WP philosophy dictates that I cannot  
> do that as we're too close to launch. I told you 2 weeks ago we were  
> entering RC versions. But don't worry, I'll fix you up in a point  
> release some time after we launch."
> Rrrrrright. Guess what the customer is gonna say?
> Lol. Some things happen the way they do not because of time  
> constraints, but because people are attached to certain philosophies  
> that have no basis in what is or isn't reasonably possible.
> Mark
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