[squeak-dev] a little more due process

David T. Lewis lewis at mail.msen.com
Wed Feb 17 03:47:55 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 08:41:22PM +0000, keith wrote:
> I put 3 years into THIS goal with the board's approval, and you  
> scuppered me without a second thought because you were too impatient  
> to even email me to ask how far away a release would be, and now you  
> tell ME to be patient!!!!

Hmm... I remember back when the alleged injustices were supposedly being
perpetrated, I took a look at the archives of the release team mailing
list. Big surprise - what Keith is saying is total nonsense. The board
pinged the release team on several occasions with no apparent response.
Nothing was getting delivered, no timeline was available, and there was
no indication that another three years would not go by without any

I also took a look at Keith's actual work as it related to bugs that
I was personally familiar with on Mantis. Big surprise - things labeled
as "fixes" that were not fixes, things tagged for inclusion in the
mythical "new release" that could not possible work. Hmmm... this does
not smell right. 

So from my point of view what I see is:
  - Lots of fancy talk about fictious deliverables
  - No actual deliverables
  - Excuses about why nothing gets done
  - Scapegoats who are at fault for the failure to deliver whatever it
    was that was almost ready to be finished real soon now if only people
    were enlightened enough to appreciate it
  - Sloppy work, full of errors, incomplete, undocumented

In a word: bullshit.

My comments are directed specifically towards Keith, and are not intended
to reflect negatively on the actual 3.11 release team leader, who AFAIK
has been consistently positive and constructive.


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