Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th May 2013 21:41 UTC
Windows "Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening." That's one way to start an insider explanation of why Windows' performance isn't up to snuff. Written by someone who actually contributes code to the Windows NT kernel, the comment on Hacker News, later deleted but reposted with permission on Marc Bevand's blog, paints a very dreary picture of the state of Windows development. The root issue? Think of how Linux is developed, and you'll know the answer.
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przemo_li
Member since:
2010-06-01

You get too abstract.

Its about "Get The F***K away from my code", when person who want changes is from oustide.


That increase communication costs, that increase bug-finding/fixing costs, that increase division between programmers and managers and testers...


Bad, bad, bad.

In Linux development things are organized better. You will hear statement from above only when you do not know what you are doing ;) (and most probably you think otherwise).

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malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

Its about "Get The F***K away from my code", when person who want changes is from oustide.


Well, I've never heard that statement or anything remotely resembling it at Microsoft. Most conversations focus on tradeoffs, priorities, consequences of a change, and resource constraints. These are not always obvious to the person proposing a change, who is only concerned with one specific thing.

...Which is another way of saying, it's not unlike my experience with Linux or Mozilla. All have a similar discourse with people sincerely focused on building the best product possible.

Personally when presented with a good change on one of my components, I'll gladly just take it - easier that than reinventing it myself.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Whats your take on stack-ranking management and how it aligns to motivation, "out of order" innovation and improvements?

Edited 2013-05-13 05:21 UTC

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