Ryan Davis wrote:
> 
> On Jun 23, 2006, at 4:52 PM, Julian 'Julik' Tarkhanov wrote:
> 
>> Could we just have a normal gem/tarball publishing gateway with a  
>> good Ruby API to it, using YAML postdata or such instead of the  
>> simulated clicks on the forge site?
> 
> 
> Red Flag! Red Flag!
> 
> Any time a nerd uses the word "just" I find a situation where the  
> problem hasn't been fully thought out and it is trivialized to death.  
> This is why we (as a whole/on average) miss release dates time and  time 
> again. "Oh, that'll _just_ take x & y to finish" -- bzzzzt!

:)

Replace "Could we just have ..." with "I'm going to prototype ... " and 
see it it still sounds like a good idea.

(BTW, I can imagine how something like that might work, but for very 
slippery values of @something, @that and @work.  And a little voice 
going, "Yeah, but ...")


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