[CentOS-devel] CentOS-4.4 yumconf

C.M. Connelly cmc at math.hmc.edu
Wed Oct 11 23:22:31 UTC 2006


"JP" == Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

Jim,

    JP> This was discussed before implementation, in the -devel
    JP> channel on IRC. The full ramifications weren't felt
    JP> initially because it worked fine for stock centos. If
    JP> you'd like to participate in the discussions, you're
    JP> welcome to join the irc channel.

Like, I suspect, most people using CentOS, I'm not paid to work on
the OS, and I don't have time to hang out on IRC on the off chance
that someone will bring up something that might completely screw
up my systems down the road.

To be frank, saying, ``Oh, we talked about that on IRC,'' is about
as useful as saying, ``Jennie, Bob, and I talked about it over a
drink at the Boo Bar.''

IRC is a great place to work out implementation details and maybe
even do some thought experiments to imagine what the impact might
be, but mailing lists are a much better place to have real
discussions, especially when your changes might impact people
outside the tiny circle of people who frequent the IRC channel.

   Claire

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