Time to plan for 1.0

Ian Bruene ianbruene at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 14:31:05 UTC 2017

On 08/08/2017 09:01 AM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Strictly speaking you can't do that.  It's the PM's decision whether
> we want to drop the feature or change the schedule.  We're pretty informal
> here, but you need to know where those lines of authority are, because
> many other projects (especially in corporate-land) aren't.

Ah, I misunderstood the structure. Also forgot that there is something 
called a PM and it exists for a reason....

I am Officially Suggesting that SNMP support be allowed to slip 1.0 
unless I can make major progress in the next couple weeks.

> But, speaking in Mark's absence, I'm OK with slipping it.  It's not
> like Classic had this right; their snmpd was broken by design (not
> RFC-conformant) and in fact its author urged me to remove it.

NTPc having broken SNMP support was a major factor in my willingness to 
slip for rightness, I wasn't aware that it was so bad the maintainer 
urged you to remove it.

> I think our support can wait for 1.1.  Possibly Mark might do an
> override on this, but I doubt it.

Is there any idea on how long that would be after 1.0? I'm not saying 
anything about "plenty of time", already eating my "plenty of time till 
1.0" statement.

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