[sldev] Development philosophy

Tim Shephard tshephard at gmail.com
Wed Feb 14 14:54:16 PST 2007


Good luck everyone :)

Cheers,

Tim.

On 2/14/07, Rob Lanphier <robla at lindenlab.com> wrote:
> On 2/14/07 2:24 PM, Jason Giglio wrote:
> > More specifically, can we expect the following:
> >
> > 1. Linden Lab sign-offs on major functionality before work begins
> > 2. Any assurance our code will be merged, ahead of time
> >
> > I don't have these expectation, but it seems that some do.
> Well, those that hold those expectations should defend that
> expectation.  I'm not aware of any open source project that agrees
> incorporate code from an outside contributor before its written and
> before that contributor has developed a track record as a trusted
> contributor.
>
> As an example, the plugin architecture is something that is of very high
> risk to the stability of the codebase if done incorrectly, and is
> something that people will expect Linden Lab to support years from now.
> The phrase "the devil is in the details" immediately comes to mind, and
> specifically, the details are the code itself.  So, will Linden Lab
> agree in advance to incorporate code we haven't reviewed?  No.
> > Specifically can you reply to the following:
> >
> > ---------------------
> > Tim said:
> > > My hopes are that LL has already signed on to all of this, and we're
> > > just not getting the full story (suprise), so this will all work out
> >
> > ---------------------
> >
> > This "development roadmap" that looks like something straight out of a
> > PMI exam study guide:
> >
> > https://wiki.secondlife.com/w/index.php?title=Plugin_architecture_RoadMap&oldid=9910
> >
> >
> > I edited out "linden sign off" but the rest is almost as bad.  This
> > was the version as it stood before I edited it.
> >
> Well, I don't think it's necessary or appropriate to start throwing
> rocks.  The earlier versions was a good early drafts, but I agree that
> the current version is an improvement.  I had meant to get clarification
> on what was expected by "sign off", per my comments above.
>
> Rob
>
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