[wp-hackers] WP 3.1 admin bar

Joshua Kelly jdjkelly at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 05:21:52 UTC 2011


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 12:18 AM, Philip M. Hofer (Frumph)
<philip at frumph.net> wrote:
> 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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