[ic] "Interchange 6"? Really?
paul at gishnetwork.com
Tue Sep 27 23:42:47 UTC 2011
>>Am I the only one that finds a bit...I don't know...misleading?
> * the knowhow
> * the community
> * ideas
> * concepts
> The fact is, IC hasn't had "idea" changes for a while. And while racke's
> approach is a bit "revolutionary" it takes all the knowledge from IC5
> and moves it toward a modern perl infrastructure for e-commerce.
I think David feels like your throwing away *his* knowhow, and the time and
money he has put towards ideas and concepts in the tech he built around IC.
I understand how he feels. However, If Perusion, Peter, or End Point aren't
freaking out about it, then I would rely on what Peter said, and that there
will be a path of some sort for all of us.
I'm sure there were a couple IRC meetings, and everyone decided this was
best. I think David (and I) were just taken aback by the way that Racke
phrased it - as I was too a bit freaked out because I am in the midst of
several large projects with the type of clients that are with you for life.
The thought that I pour tons of time and money into their projects and have
custom code built right now and for the next 2 years only to know I am going
to have to learn something new and rewrite everything - free of charge - is
a bit hard to swallow.
I'm not against rewriting large applications if there are benefits (like
UTF8 everywhere), but I am put off that there is currently an unknown
(unstated) upgrade path. Is my all the tech I currently have going to cost
me $40k to rewrite out of my own pocket? From today till the the day IC 6 is
actually ready to handle my apps, will the tons of time and 20k more I put
into 5.x just have gone down the drain? Am I basically working for free
I trust Mike, Racke, John, and Peter so I feel okay with leaving it at that.
However I can see that the community would want more than the roadmap. Maybe
someone can describe what it will be like when ready. What will the code I
use in the page be like to achieve [query], [if], [scratch], or what kind of
rework will all my usertags will need?
There are tons of people putting in a lot of time and money into their tech
and there is a hole - not what is going to happen with IC, what is going to
happen with their tech? Did we make a mistake forging new multi-year
projects on IC?
Anyways, like I said, I trust the guys, but it would be nice to know how it
will work (for us) for our own decisions we've been making thinking IC will
be there for us.
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