On 18/04/2009, R P Herrold <herrold at centos.org> wrote: > On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Alan Bartlett wrote: > > > At present, Ralph is not around. He should be present and take part in > > this discussion. Does anyone know of his whereabouts and / or when he > > will be back? > > > > Perhaps Russ could please comment, re: Range? > > > Alan, Phil, John > > Please step away from the keyboard this weekend. Work on a > stamp collection. exercise, talk without a TV or computer on > with members of family or friends. > > > This is NOT Fedora and snap decision land. This is CentOS, > where our goal is a API upstream literal, trademark elided > enterprise ready and enterprise lifespan product, with a > differing approach on the updater. We do NOT have a place in > our core mission for pushing the bleeding edge. > > I have no public knowledge as to Range's present whereabouts > and personal circumstance, and if I had such, would not > discuss them on a publicly archived mailing list. I would > consider that to be a violation of his personal privacy. To > the extent that he has chosen to update a limited access > tracking mechanism which parts of the CentOS core team use, I > would in no event discuss it. > > Not all questions need an immediate answer; artificial > deadlines will not find a friend in me. I tried to say that > gently earlier today as to my approach in discussing my email > clearing goals. I saw the negative results of 'snap' IRC and > overnight decisions with the old fedora.us -- I will not be a > part of repeating that error. It does not hurt my feelings a > bit to take a week, or a month, or a year to get to a > correct answer, rather than to rush to error. Russ, Please do not pontificate. Please re-read what I have written and comprehend it. I decline to correct your misinterpretations, step by step, but please do not bring irrelevances such as Fedora into view nor take a pompous, indeed arrogant, attitude that when asked about Ralph, you decide to play on "privacy". A simple "I don't know" or a "Currently on a 'n' week vacation" would have been an appropriate answer. And, finally, when are you going to correct the "-- Russ herrold" signature block on all your mails? Quite honestly, it give the impression of a person who is slipshod and sloppy in all that he does. Alan.