[PATCH] ipsum_calc_block: Optimize size and speed

Joakim Tjernlund joakim.tjernlund at transmode.se
Fri Apr 23 22:55:16 CEST 2010

Ondrej Filip <feela at network.cz> wrote on 2010/04/23 20:04:27:
> >> Again, BIRD is used on some very important places and therefore we are
> >> very conservative in accepting new patches. But I don't think we have
> >> NIH syndrome. We have been accepting foreign patches since beginning
> >> and Ondrej Zajicek is a good example. :-) He had sent me some new
> >> patches and later we started a regular cooperation and he became a key
> >> developer.
> >
> > So basically you are saying that outsiders like my self aren't welcome
> > because BIRD is so important to some IXPs that you don't want to
> > take any chanches? I had hoped that the possible changes I would need
> > to do could be fed back into BIRD so I didn't have to maintain
> > them myslef forever.
> Dear Jocke, no, I didn't say this.
> And again, all ideas are welcome. Thank you for yours.

It seems to me that you are so afraid to break something for your precious
IXPs that you rather drop user contributions than integrate them unless
the changes has been proven correct. I, as a developer, has to do all the
work, testing  and "prove" that the change is "good". My view would be
the work load should be shared by the community, this will help moving
BIRD forward much quicker.
If you really care about big IXPs, you should consider a stable branch
and a development branch for "unproven" stuff and let the community carry
some of the work load.


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