[haiku-development] Re: Notification Server?

On 2007-05-25 at 15:21:20 [+0200], Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:
> On 5/24/07, Michael Phipps <mphipps1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > 1) This amount of debate and controversy is *exactly* why I was/am/will be
> > in favor of keeping R1 as close to R5 as possible. I think that these
> > conversations are good and valuable, don't get me wrong, but I think that
> > there is always the potential to distract from completing R1. :-/
> 
> I suppose I should have known better, but frankly I had no idea what
> this would blow up into. It sure seemed like a simple idea. But
> certainly not as important as our few other deviations from R5, like
> the layout library.

Layout support has been a must-have for ages and was annoyingly missing in 
BeOS. It's definitely something that will become a public API in an early 
R1.x. Adding it as a private API before R1 had the advantage, that it could 
already be used for our preflets and applications, simplifying the GUI 
development and also solving font sensitiveness problems as a side effect. 
Admittedly it would have been better to add it even earlier.

> But I really think this shows how important it will be to get
> organized after R1 is out. There is a huge chance for things to really
> go awry once the simple "make it like R5" mantra is no longer
> applicable. Even though it seems like the Glass Elevator stuff has
> played out, this goes to show how even simple things can become
> complicated.

Agreed. We need a process for future improvements/changes. We won't get 
around discussing them somewhere, but maybe those discussions just need a 
little bit of moderation.

CU, Ingo

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