[openstack-dev] [nova] minimum review period for functional changes that break backwards compatibility

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Thu Jan 2 21:00:43 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-03 09:43:11 +1300 (+1300), Robert Collins wrote:
> I disagree here - educational institutions have followed the trend,
> not set it. Likewise corporate management. The trend setting occured
> IMNSHO through organisations like Novell and Microsoft disrupting the
> computing marketplace through their products {itself neither good or
> bad} but what was bad was their choice to not ship the source code

Agreed, this is very likely the reason behind the reason. In some
ways, another form of Stockholm Syndrome.

> I think that mischaracterises devops :). One of the crucial
> sea-changes that has occurred in the intervening period between early
> Unix administration and now is the broad acceptance of untested code
> as unprofessional, broken, bad.

Probably thanks to my changing jobs around the time the modern
devops movement began to gain in popularity, I hadn't associated
test-centric development culture with it. I can definitely see the
relationship though, and so concur it's a positive outcome (and not
merely a throwback to "the beforetime").
Jeremy Stanley

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