[fdo-internals] Please review: RFC 69 implementation

Traian Stanev traian.stanev at autodesk.com
Mon Oct 20 09:25:12 PDT 2014

Hi Jackie,

Speaking as the original author of this provider: I didn't follow the thread in detail at the time, but I did look over the changes. I didn't comment at the time, because it's been years since I've done anything FDO, so I didn't think it's appropriate for me to either review the code in detail or approve/disapprove of the change.

Personally, I am neither for nor against this change. The initial implementation of the provider was done in the way it was specifically in order to show an example of how one could create a minimalist FDO provider with as little code as possible. If I remember correctly, it was just one or two source files total and it took about a day to write. So it was intentionally done differently compared to other providers.

That said, if someone wants to take the provider and maintain it in the future, then it's fine if they refactor it into something that they want, as long as the functionality also increases. If the functionality or maintainability does not increase, then refactoring for the sake of refactoring is not worth it.


-----Original Message-----
From: fdo-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:fdo-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jackie Ng
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 4:02 AM
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Subject: Re: [fdo-internals] Please review: RFC 69 implementation

I am dismayed at the lack of responses to my request for a code review of my RFC 69 implementation.

This RFC represents a significant enhancement to the OGR provider in terms of functionality, stability and usability. I *want* to see these changes make it into trunk and eventually the next release of FDO. I am happy to follow procedure, that's why I rolled back the initial merge with no objections when I was told these changes required code review.

What I am not happy about is when I then proceed to ask for a code review, I get no responses for over a month since the request, especially when I had invested time in implementing these changes. My initial request was on *September 5th*. It has been 1.5 months since then, with no sign from anyone confirming that these changes are ok to merge.

So what's it going to be?

- Jackie

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