[jdev] Re: The State of Our Code-bases

Rachel Blackman rcb at ceruleanstudios.com
Sun Aug 29 04:18:21 CDT 2004

> I think the reason for Peter's blog was to address our failure to 
> deliver on
> the ease-of-use front.  Servers are a pain to set up, and clients can't
> compete with MSN Messenger.  This has less to do with standards 
> adherance,
> and more to do with making things simple and "slick".  Compliance is
> important, but it was just one of many requirements he listed.

I still think the 'slick' factor can be addressed in some measure by 
the certification system, though.  For instance, look at all our recent 
XHTML-IM discussion.  Look at things like avatars, which people take 
for granted on the other networks.

A certification for general standards compliance.  A certification for 
advanced support.  Stuff like that.

But I think you already heard all my arguments on this a couple of 
months ago. ;)

Rachel 'Sparks' Blackman -- sysadmin, developer, mad scientist
"If it is not broken, give me five minutes to redesign it!"
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