[CentOS] CentOS 5.4? anyone?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 16:46:55 UTC 2009

R P Herrold wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> But virtually guaranteed for any process that isn't transparent.
>> Someone must enjoy it.  Maybe the anticipation is supposed to build up
>> excitement.
> Thanks for the jab. It is fun to be punched.

It's not fun on the other side of this fence either.  Being kept in the 
dark makes you imagine all sorts of scary things.

> If there were not false steps along any path, one would not 
> mind being watched -- but point release stabilization and 
> testing is an iterative process, finding undocoed 
> dependencies,unexpected failure mode in corner cases, and 
> such.

It would be great if others were allowed to learn from any such 
mistakes. Otherwise they are doomed to repeat them.

> I hereby publicly invite anyone who thinks they want to air 
> all their missteps along the build process forever, for a 
> potential future employer to find via google and so to raise 
> questions about their then abilities [and thus silently be 
> eliminated from consideration from a position], to join the 
> centos-devel mailing list, and run a wholly open parallel 
> build

Is that a big problem for the people who write the code and have every 
revision preserved for posterity (and for others to learn from) in a 
public revision control system?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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