[postgis-devel] Tickets

Paul Ramsey pramsey at opengeo.org
Fri Nov 6 13:55:20 PST 2009

Trying to clean down the tickets so we can get to a release state for
1.4.1 and 1.5.0 I'm struck my how many I'm just going to have to push
out to the next version. And the next. And the next.

There is a category of things that are "nice to have" that everyone
agrees are "nice to have" but yet never rise to the threshold of
someone actually *doing* them, and that list of things only grows and
grows and grows.

Kevins PIP enhancement http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/75
Support for anonymous geometry collections in predicates

Both of these I examined and thought about the amount of new code and
code complexity cost was involved versus the amount of new
functionality, and put them aside again. And I'm the one most able to
do those tickets, in terms of experience with those bits. So are they
going to get done? Do we have the bloody-mindedness to drown the
kittens we don't want to keep?

I don't want to end up like Mapserver, with several hundred unclosed
tickets, being punted along year after year. I think if an enhancement
doesn't get done in two years, it should be closed out. There's a
threshold for defects probably too, though much higher.


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