Re: Question for candidate Towns
Kalle Kivimaa wrote:
Anthony Towns <email@example.com> writes:
resolves the complaints about NEW and hence I don't think that the NEW
issue is an example of a communication problem at all.
This is getting slightly too detailed discussion for a DPL, but
anyway: what do you think the NEW issue is an example of?
Not having enough time in the day.
The resolutions to that are:
(a) reprioritising things
(b) making more time available
(c) making things take less time
(d) training other people
I don't think (a)'s plausible in the case of NEW; there don't seem any
obviously unimportant things that're being mistaken as being important
and sucking up too much time. (b) is generally tricky, and is mostly a
motivational issue, and thus generally not a short term one. (c) and (d)
are both ideal, but also involve taking time out now for a gain in
future (ie, scripting or rethinking things to work out how they can be
done better, or finding and mentoring newbies to help with the tasks) --
and when the problem is a lack of time right now, they're hard to implement.
Most of ftpmaster are at the release cabal meeting Steve announced on
-project yesterday; I expect the current ftpmaster issues'll be resolved
before we're done on Monday anyway. I would have liked for them to have
been resolved already, but I find it very hard to push for things like
that when messages like Martin's to -project  are more or less left