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Subject: Re: question about tracker e mails to the list

Re: question about tracker e mails to the list

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:27:29 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 21 Jun 2008, Alex Parker wrote:

> Personally I see feature requests much more as a repository of ideas that if
> someone is thinking, "I've got a bit of time, what would be fun to try" then
> they can have a look at the feature requests for inspiration.

I think we initially used them that way and they did work like that once.

Now, we have MANY features already included and yet we have MANY open feature
requests. I'll be bold and say that most of the feature requests in there
today are pointless or crappy and will never be implemented and I doubt many
devs look in there for "inspiration" when there's a little time over in their

I actually don't really see the point in having the feature-request tracker
nowadays. It would be better if people took their new ideas and discussed them
on one of the mailing lists instead.

I hope we'll get some time during Devcon to discuss what to do about the
(future of the) feature-request tracker.

Received on 2008-06-21

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