[haiku-appserver] Re: investigating some bugs - Rudolf have a look at this please

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-appserver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:58:02 +0200 CEST

Adi Oanca <adioanca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Axel Dörfler wrote:
> >>    Sure this isn't a competition? But then, how is it that when I 
> > > said
> >>I will handle this a long time ago, you tell me: let Stephan do 
> > > that 
> >>he has more time. Is that nice?!
> > Sure. Since you still haven't done it, it's not understandable that 
> > you 
> > think it stays your task forever. Stephan has a bit time to get it 
> > right *now*, that's a fact, too.
>       Fine, as you guys are in a hurry to make this work for Begeistert 
> 14.
> However, I will keep an watchful eye on his progress as I very much 
> care
> for some things, like multiple CPU performance, the use of a minimal 
> semaphores,
> what locks are used and where, etc.

Sure; I don't even know if Stephan wants to tackle this now - I just 
wanted to point out that I wasn't too fond of your attitude in this 
regard. And about the watchful eye: yes, that's the spirit that makes 
good code! Having a second pair of eyes over the code is incredibly 
useful :-)

> > I don't see this connection - sure the update code needs a basic 
> > window 
> > manager, but it could be worked on with what is there for weeks 
>       Yes, the basics of the window manager which handle the update 
> region
> are in place for weeks. I was referring to the fact I am indirectly 
> working
> at the update code by finishing the window manager.

I think I see your point.

> > Anyway, I am not the one to decide what you do and what not; I just 
> > wanted to point out that your attitude may hurt development,
>       For the near future I had 3 tasks, 1) finish window manager, 2) 
> finish
> update code issues, 3) resume work at BWindow/BView.
>       What would've you expect if one comes and says, I'll do 2), and you 
> know
> in 2 weeks time you would've started work at it?

That depends on the amount of preparation and planning I invested in 
2). If I'd thought there was quite a bit of it, and another developer 
wanted to work on 2), I would try to convince him that it would be 
substantial more work for him than for me.
Otherwise, I would start working on 3) :-)

> > and is in general not very helpful.
>       I am VERY surprised you say that! Did I not helped Stephan by 
> explaining
> him app_server internals, where the problems are? Have I not 
> responded to those
> emails in which is was looking for help?

The way you understood this, you can indeed be very surprised. I meant 
that strictly restricted to the matter (not wanting to give away a task 
although it might be a good decision to do so).

In general, I consider you and your comments very helpful. Please, 
don't get me wrong here.

> > > BTW, I would like some help on the remaining BWindow/BView 
> > > methods 
> > > as those are too many for me to finish them in reasonable time. 
> > > Almost 
> > > all those remaining methods have some basic code written in them 
> > > from 
> > > there to start from, all there's left to be done is to make them 
> > > work.
> > And more importantly, BHandler and BLooper still need some work.
>       Like?

I've added some ToDo items, and also the recent problems found in 
BLooper/BWindow, etc. For example, you will get plenty of 
B_MESSAGE_NOT_UNDERSTOOD messages, which is not the case in BeOS (and I 
just recently fixed an endless loop regarding those).


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