miscommunication (was Re: [xmonad] Issue 132 in xmonad)

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Feb 1 21:11:01 EST 2008

Folks, it's clear we have some communication problems going on.   
Let's all step back and take a deep breath, hm?

As seen from my vantage point (which is almost certainly inaccurate  
because I don't have access to your internal state --- then again,  
that's kind of the point...):  Andrea has been playing with a new  
layout and decoration framework to address some shortcomings in  
xmonad.  It seemed to me that he was sending patches to the list that  
he didn't expect to have committed (and at least one of them made me  
say "wait, I thought he said this was for experimentation, not  
committing"), and committing it probably left *him* feeling  
"committed".  Since then has been a series of miscommunications  
because Don and Spencer seem to be looking at it from "Andrea is  
pushing incompletely-thought-out patches" and Andrea seems to be  
looking at it as "wait, my experimental patches got committed, now I  
have no choice but to figure out how to make them work".

Can you three sit down (virtually, at least) and make sure you're all  
on the same page?

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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