What happened to hiring an architect?

JoeS joesab2005 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 23:40:58 UTC 2016

On 12/16/2016 3:15 PM, R Kent James wrote:
> On 12/16/2016 12:00 PM, The Wanderer wrote:
> > Once the "old" behavior is split out into an addon, the main developers > don't need to continue maintaining that addon if they don't want to 
> > (although being open / welcoming to working with those who do want 
> to > would certainly help);
> That is not what I mean by a first class addon. With a first class 
> addon, there is an implicit commitment to maintain that with the same 
> diligence that we would for core code.
> But still, splitting out old functionality into a normal addon is 
> sometimes a good practice. When the UI powers-that-be decided to 
> remove the folder columns, I applied some pressure and got the old 
> functionality put into an extension. That extension (Extra Folder 
> Columns) now has 128,000 users.
> :rkent
I remember that "extra folder columns" fiasco quite well,
and thanks for posting in html, where I can actually read
the post without resorting to a magnifying glass :) :)

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