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Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu development schedule?

From: John R. Hogerhuis
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Qemu development schedule?
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 16:34:32 -0700

On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 15:59, Jeebs wrote:

> So basically, there's no roadmap or schedule for features, etc.  And it's 
> basically going to be a "free for all" for the foreseeable future.

And I'd argue that this is a completely normal, effective, proven
pattern for FOSS projects. Given this is volunteer work it is completely
natural that the developer(s) organize work fun-down. Can you name any
projects that don't operate this way and also do not have corporate

Thankfully, the fun-down approach actually means the heavy lifting gets
done early by characters like Fabrice.

Polish (nice frontend) is something that can be thrown on later once the
core functionality is in (that means speed, accuracy, and hardware
emulation, in that order, IMHO...)  If you need it now, contribute to
the front end projects in some way; report bugs, talk to the developers,
or fork it (last resort). Front end code isn't the hardest stuff to
develop. As proof look at the VB programmer infestation in any corporate

When Fabrice thinks that the software is too big to maintain alone, I'm
sure he will delegate work. He doesn't seem to be at his breaking point
yet. For now he seems to accept good patches, or writes patches himself
when he doesn't like the way something was done.

-- John.

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