[wp-hackers] WP 3.1 admin bar

Philip M. Hofer (Frumph) philip at frumph.net
Fri Feb 18 05:18:31 UTC 2011

I was always under the impression that the Release Candidates were when 
testers can give feedback towards functionality which at that point their 
opinions can be heard.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Layman" <wp-hackers at thecodecave.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] WP 3.1 admin bar

> On 2/17/2011 11:48 PM, Mark E wrote:
>> 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?
> It's not a common "Open Source" mentality, but yeah, lots of large 
> corporations would expect nothing less.
> You certainly can be flexible on a site that is being developed for an 
> individual. When you are doing that site for your high paying customer, it 
> is entirely appropriate to tell the customer "At this point, we need to 
> only make bug fixes and high priority changes so that we don't 
> accidentally break anything.  If this is a game stopper, of course we'll 
> put it in, but otherwise let's add it to the list of changes that we want 
> to make after the release".  You and the customer will decide how that is 
> handled, not "WP Philosophy" or whatever that is.
> -- 
> Brian Layman
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