[openbeos] Re: The world as we know it

  • From: "Nathan Whitehorn" <nathan.whitehorn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 12:32:14 EDT (-0400)

> Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>  ...
> > What is also the case, though, is that we already *have* R5. It 
> > exists. 
> > I'm running it. If R5 is equivalent to R1, then we have R1. So why 
> > not 
> > start building the cool things now?
> Imagine all the discussion and pulling in different directions.. :P
> It would be mayhem. And it would get us nowhere.

And cloning R5 will get us nowhere too. Mayhem (or organized mayhem, 
see my other e-mail for what I mean by this) can be a good thing.

> > There is no reason to simply go blindly cloning things 
> > if you are not planning on improving them in the process.
> The OpenBFS devs seem to be improving BFS while cloning it.

And they are the exception. Their actions, however, cannot be that much 
beyond simple improvements in efficiency (although they have moved for 
wider modifications), because of our fixation on compatiblity with R5. 
All the boundary interfaces between components need to be preserved, 
and this prevents many changes with, say, the query engine.

Fortune Cookie Says:

Keep Cool, but Don't Freeze
                - Hellman's Mayonnaise

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