extraordinary stoc/ thrash ...

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at suse.com
Tue Apr 3 04:19:34 PDT 2012

Hi Enrico,

On Tue, 2012-04-03 at 11:04 +0200, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> > Yes, this is indeed a bit of a tragedy.  The relevant UNO types and
> > services bootstrapping code is very old, and concepts are tightly
> > knit together there, and whenever you want to change something you risk
> > backwards incompatibility. 
> Backwards compatibility to whom ? Binaries ? Source ? User data ?

	Extensions. You know the things you don't like and don't believe should
exist :-)

> Perhaps it could make sense to design a new interface and step by step
> get rid of the old one ?

	It is worth considering the expense of answering questions before
asking too many of them. Do you intend to make a difference to the code
around this area ? if so, that would be excellent, and I'm happy to help

	What needs doing is (usually) somewhat obvious, as is your
suggestion :-) The only missing piece is the manpower to do it. By
asking dozens of questions without any intention to work on something
you consume the scarce resource necessary to fix it: man-power. That
makes sense only if you intend to contribute code to improve the
situation :-)

	Do you ? :-)

	All the best,


michael.meeks at suse.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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