[Chandler-dev] What is next for Chandler desktop?
bkirsch at osafoundation.org
Thu Sep 6 13:39:44 PDT 2007
On Sep 6, 2007, at 10:12 AM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 09:59 AM 9/6/2007 -1000, Brian Kirsch wrote:
>> Preview was
>> targeted for March but is shipping in September. Given this fact,
>> it is high risk to tackle any major architecture changes at this
> Actually, I would have thought that would be considered evidence of
> the risks involved in NOT making a major architecture change. ;-)
Yes there are risks either way. That is true. And you are correct
that Preview's delay was in large part due to the lack or
you are proposing. But there is an element of marketing that is
coming in to play now. Once we capture users we do not want to lose them
because the project from a user visible standpoint stalls for a
period while a re-architecture takes place.
>> Now that we have reached Preview, it is my opinion that the focus
>> be squarely on improving and augmenting the user level feature set
>> based on adopter feedback. Given that the current funding window is
>> closing it seems the best use of developer resources.
> ...for what ultimate *goal*? This statement presupposes a goal and
> values, but doesn't make them explicit. Best for what? For whom?
> To accomplish what? Let's be specific about the intended end
> result, because otherwise the discussion is likely to go around in
The goal as I see it is to gain new sources of funding by the point
the current funding ceases
so that Chandler development can continue with some level of both
community and in-house
> Specifically, what do you want to see happening *after* the funding
> window has closed?
Let me rephrase the question:
Specifically what I don't want to happen is that a re-architecture of
Chandler takes a long
enough period that the death threshold is reached before major user
(Contacts, Month View, Printing) are complete.
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