msn-pecan 0.1 good enough?
felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 09:42:29 UTC 2010
On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 4:05 AM, Christopher Forsythe <chris at growl.info> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:51 PM, Eric Richie <eric at adium.im> wrote:
>> It doesn't matter how many people 'vote' on it. We've said time and time
>> again, regressions are not something we're willing to just 'accept'. This
>> isn't an issue of trading one major feature for another major feature. If
>> regressions are going to cause us a support nightmare, it's not worth doing
>> yet. Yes, 'yet'. Right now it really doesn't sound like a good option based
>> on our already severely limited manpower. ...And if it's going to cause
>> support issues when users start to complain that they can no longer chat
>> with Yahoo contacts and our only answer is that we removed it? That takes
>> even more of our time to deal with. That's not acceptable. That sort of a
>> commitment just isn't doable for us based on our current available
As I said in another reply; empty slogans such as "no regressions"
mean nothing. It's just a way of making engineers (or managers) happy.
Sure, if you can avoid them you should, but at the end of the day what
matters is the end-user happiness not developers.
Moreover, you are assuming it's a regression... What if it's not? What
if Yahoo contacts aren't working right now? (as Peter Hosey is
suggesting) What if *nobody* has ever filed a bug for Yahoo contacts
in MSN? (as I have not been able to find a single bug report).
That would only strengthen my claim: it's useless to defend the "no
regressions" slogan on a feature nobody cares about.
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