[Members] Feature list

Kevin Smith kevin at kismith.co.uk
Tue Sep 4 17:46:33 UTC 2012


On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Tuomas Koski <koski.tuomas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> [...] snip
>
> On 4 September 2012 19:40, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
>> I maintain my position of "Meh" that I expressed in the other thread.
>> We used to do something like this, and it was horrible. I'm keen for
>> us to not waste our limited timing working on something that ends up
>> being wasted.
>
> For those of us "newer" members, why was it horrible and why it failed?

It's so long ago I can barely remember it. There used to be a server
feature page on jabber.org that assigned servers a score based on how
many features they each implemented, and it had ludicrous features
like handing out points for how many SQL dialects the server could
speak for using as a data store (I think this was one of the ones I
thought was daft at the time, many moons ago). So it became a
marketing tool with people having silly features added so they could
say their server supported them and raising the score.

I realise we're not talking about having a score here, but I still
worry about how useful such a thing would be. A server vendor claiming
they support something, and it being in a state it can be usefully
deployed, can be quite different.

/K


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