"mini roadmap" for userland for 3.7-dev branch

Antonio Huete Jimenez ahuete.devel at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 05:05:42 PST 2013


I think what you are referring to is a Release To-Do list instead of a
Roadmap. For me a roadmap is a different thing.

Another thing I forgot to mention that I don't like about the
"Roadmap" is that it could be used as a excuse to block a release.
Probably more things can come up to mind, we'll see.

Seriously, this is (or intentds to) be just constructive criticism to
your "Roadmap" idea. I'm just stating my opinion based on my
observations, and that is that a list of "desired items" wins versus a
detailed set of points which are probably interdependent for a project
like ours.

Antonio Huete

2013/11/21 John Marino <dragonflybsd at marino.st>:
> On 11/21/2013 12:52, Antonio Huete Jimenez wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> As I've previously stated, I don't think a roadmap is something
>> desired,
> I think we've seen immediate response from USERS that this is something
> desired.
>> i.e. people should work on whatever areas they want, and not
>> be "forced" to complete a roadmap.
> So you mean that you don't think DEVELOPERS want a roadmap.  Even that
> with that caveat, I doubt that's the actual case.
>> All in all, this is an free collaboration project as far as I know it.
> Having a set of stated goals, either at a per-branch or project level is
> not going to force anyone to do something they don't want to do.  If
> this person wants to work on something different, how is he being
> stopped from requesting it be added to the roadmap?  If his contribution
> is deemed unworthy of being on the map, maybe that's valuable feedback
> for him or her.
>> However, we could create tickets in the tracker with the "hot items"
>> so that anyone wanting to do the work can pick it up in a easy way,
>> and work of them if desired.
> Yes, because that has worked so well in the past with the similar lists
> we already have on the project page.  Not to mention the bug tracker is
> not exactly "front and center".
> I took the initiative to write down a list of things that *I* think
> should be accomplished in the next 6 months and that I will probably try
> to accomplish if nobody helps.  However, I'm thrilled if somebody wants
> to take any of these tasks off my hands.  Not only does it free me up,
> but we might discover new regular contributors which the project needs
> to be healthy.
> Silent anarchy has no benefit over listed goals.
> John

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