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Coffee Anyone? Let's Try This Again... PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Christopher Price   
Wednesday, 28 June 2006
We had to roll back to Joomla 1.0.9 from Joomla 1.0.10 yesterday morning. A URL generation error prevented the "friendly URLs" from being created.

Turns out it was Joomla's fault. A single character was missing from the permissions file. So, in the wee hours of this morning, we re-rolled out Joomla 1.0.10. One single, massive, and glaring problem with the Joomla project is that they do not keep track of issues outside the development circle.

Let's use this problem as an example. If there were a glitch in an operating system (say, Mac OS or Windows), that caused folders to cease opening... an update would be released the same day to fix it.

However, for some reason, web software doesn't have this standard. We had to do a complete rollback, research, find out that all the developers knew about the issue, and left deployers in the cold. We then had to later, rinse, and repeat the upgrade process.

That's not okay. If there is a show-stopping bug in software (web, consumer, desktop, or otherwise), it either needs to have a fix issued, or, deployers need to know the issue is there. Specifically, they need to know what to do about it.

Anyways, enough ranting on better software. It's 3 AM, and I'm finally enjoying (yesterday's) National Coffee Day.
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