[SAC] Fair projectsVM usage (esp. Openlayers)

Martin Spott Martin.Spott at mgras.net
Thu Mar 1 05:44:02 EST 2012

On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 02:04:34AM -0800, Hamish wrote:
> Martin wrote:

> > Even better, it would come at no cost at all to stop the repetition of
> > uneducated blah-blah about "good practice" of applying unspecific
> > measures to cover a specific cause,
> the intended meaning was re. the good practice of running background
> time-insensitive jobs at low priority in the background, instead of
> having them directly competing for resources with the time-sensitive apps.

No, this approach isn't "good practice" at all - and re-iterating your
statement doesn't make it any better.  Instead it's really _bad_
practice to apply such measure unless you know what you're doing.

> ps- being rude doesn't help solve the issue, or educate us out of
> ignorance. it just makes good people walk away leaving even larger
> piles of work for the few who remain.

Let's face it, we're all doing this as a hobby in spare time.  How do
you motivate people to dedicate their spare time ?
Maybe almost every of us who is doing paid IT stuff is familiar with
customers who'd rather tape a breaking wall ten times instead of
replacing one or two unsound bricks - because they think it's cheaper. 
Ok, you're getting paid for it and maybe that's the reason why you're
going to make your customer feel good by taping the crack.

I don't intend to bear such habit in my spare time - we already having
too many occurrences of similar style in the OSGeo server
infrastructure and you're right now trying to make us believe that it
would be "good practice" to tape a mockup wall ?  Seriously !?

 Unix _IS_ user friendly - it's just selective about who its friends are !

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