[WG: Sakai QA] [Building Sakai] KNL-155/SAK-16036/SAK-800: Resources archive filehandling issues

David Haines dlhaines at umich.edu
Sat Apr 18 04:22:43 PDT 2009

I have to completely agree with Seth on this.

- Dave

David Haines
CTools Developer
Digital Media Commons
University of Michigan
dlhaines at umich.edu

On Apr 17, 2009, at 10:06 PM, Seth Theriault wrote:

> Anthony Whyte wrote:
>> Using properties to mask or otherwise hide incomplete or
>> problematic code (see SAK-800) is not ideal.  However, given
>> that at least one institution, Oxford, is comfortable using
>> the code as is, renders problematic the simple and
>> straightforward expedient of commenting out the
>> functionality and forcing them into hack mode when
>> implementing 2.6.0 or 2.6.x.
> I think that the "properties" approach sets an extremely bad
> precedent. Broken and incomplete code should NEVER be
> knowingly released, plain and simple.
> Apologies to Oxford, but if they are "comfortable" with
> something that almost everyone is agreed is broken, they
> should continue to patch it in until it gets in workable
> condition and others start to adopt. That's what being on the
> bleeding edge is all about.
> Seth
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