a note on 9.10.0rc2: eleven, twelve; dig and delv(e)

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Wed Apr 30 20:22:24 UTC 2014


I mulled over your response and considered not pursuing this further, 
but apparently I can't help myself. :)

On 04/27/2014 12:00 PM, Evan Hunt wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 07:36:22PM +0100, Chris Thompson wrote:
>> I rather liked "delve", but the truncation to "delv" does indeed seem
>> suboptimal in those respects, and quite ugly as well.
> I found that my initial "ugh, ugly" reaction wore off after I'd typed it
> the new way a couple of times.

Human beings' ability to adapt is remarkable. That doesn't mean that 
every thing we adapt to is a good thing.

> But, indeed, if I'd known this was going to be a problem a month ago,
> I would have happily put it to discussion and a vote.  Unfortunately
> the bug report came in only a couple of days before the originally-
> scheduled publication of 9.10.0, and I decided it would be better to
> live with an imperfect name than deal with the fallout of changing it
> after it was officially released.

I'm not seeing any official releases for 9.10, only release candidates. 
Apologies if I've missed something obvious here. If I'm right about this 
not being released yet, it means you still have plenty of time to come 
up with another name. As much as the thing may seem to be settled from 
your perspective (dealing with it day to day) the exposure that 9.10 has 
received to date is only a tiny fraction of what it will be after the 
official release.

I encourage you(pl.) to reconsider your decision to actually release as is.

> Anyway, now it can hang around and comiserate with resolv.conf.

Evidence of prior bad decisions does not provide justification for 
future bad decisions. :)


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