[theforum] weo 2b: Suits you sir?

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sun Nov 7 18:20:23 CST 2004

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On 7 Nov 2004, at 23:58, Sabrina Dent, Apperception wrote:

> If option A is customised, why are we losing ratings (or any other 
> example
> one might come up with?)

Would depend on the effort required, and the prioritisation given to 
any given piece of functionality.

> I think we've all ported various client sites to OSSs of one kind or 
> another
> and then hacked in some replacement functionaility (or added/built a 
> plugin)
> to deliver the full client spec.

otoh, I'm sure we've also advised clients "to do w bit to x quality 
would take y time and z budget" and the client's responded "I wasn't 
all that bothered about w, particularly if it means breaking the budget 
and/or the deadline" with result that the functionality either got 
scheduled "for the next release (which sometimes means never...)", 
dropped entirely or dramatically simplified.

> I would suggest, however, that the code be carefully commented and 
> anyone
> writing a hack be required to document it for future generations of 
> evolt.

I wouldn't expect anything else.

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