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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Performance, 3.8 versus 4.2

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephan Herrmann" <stephan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2012 2:17:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Performance, 3.8 versus 4.2
> On 09/06/2012 01:01 PM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
> >> As a thought experiment: are the e4-RCP folks strong enough in
> >> resources
> >> to make 4.3 a replacement that will not get into faces of the IDE
> >> nerds?
> >
> > What about e4-RCP folks outnumber the IDE nerds significantly
> > (amongst active contributors) so it's there call.
> > "The one that does the job decides!"
> That's too easy.
> What if the decision of the many e4-RCP folks would make the
> work of the few IDE nerds impossible?
IDE nerds have to step in and do what they need.

> What if the product of the few IDE nerds happens to be the
> flagship product of this community?
> Being active and outnumbering another group isn't enough to
> abandon rules of fair play.
It's not abandoning rules of fair play. e4-RCP folks care about their use cases and they do it, noone steps in to do the 3.x work so 4.x becomes the primarty. It's simple. Quick example, we need SWT on top of GTK 3 so we step in and contribute patches or it would not happen, but that doesn't mean we have to do the win32/cocoa work too. 

> "The one that does the job decides!" cannot be the only rule
> in a community of interdependent sub-projects. And I know it
> isn't in the Eclipse community!

The only truth is "Someone must do the job, if there isn't anyone it will never be done".

Alexander Kurtakov
Red Hat Eclipse team

> cheers,
> Stephan
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