[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Renaming extension options consistently

Kevin Hunter hunteke at earlham.edu
Wed Nov 10 00:13:54 PST 2010

At 2:05am -0500 Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> +1 for quiet down the icecream advertisment a bit, we should rather
> put instructions for that in our wiki. If someone configured to use
> distcc, we should not output icecream related stuff at all. So who
> comes up with a patch :-)?

My only thought on putting this info in the wiki, as opposed to a 
minimal mention of it in the output or a related README, is that that 
begins to have two places of authority.  As we're all discovering, the 
code base is *huge*, and having multiple places to maintain, without a 
clear jurisdiction of who's "in charge" of each section, and without the 
most comprehensive of test suites, suggests to me, that having it in a 
single place where folks are guaranteed to see it, is better.  I 
absolutely agree that the ... "vehemence" of the suggestion should be 
toned down to something much more subtle, but I think the 
advertisement's rightful place (in this case) is right where it is, or 
relatively near there.

In my experience, Wiki's tend to fall victim to the commons, where 
everyone takes ownership of not taking ownership.

2 cents,


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