Software Engg. Principles and Open Source

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In the zone
When most of the open source s/w devp is distributed over the globe then all how will those various s/w development principles hold good?

Theoritically then all Open apps should be buggy coz of lack of s/w engg implementation. But its the opposite.

So does that mean s/w engg principles are waste of time????


Cyborg Agent
Who says that the principles of software dsign are implimented only by the big shots in the software industry? It depends on the maturity of a person or group of persons handling a task as to how they want to approach a specific problem. Please do not have the notion that open source software development is done by people who are sitting in front of there PC to kill time . The group of opensource developers that i have seen or interacted with are a group of highly dedicated knowledgable and mature persons, they do impliment a set of practice and rules where in the design aspect is a major player. The aspects of software engg are very much mandatory and are a defint requirement where one has to develop and support a project for any sustanable period of time.


FooBar Guy
You should take the source code of programs like squid / zope / xmms / etc.... just see how neatly their source code is enclosed... just using the make utility configures that source code to be ready for different operating systems.... You should see it to believe it !!!


in most cases, you don't need to know what's going on - that is the true software engineering principle

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
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