Snacking on Dogfood
Joel says that he uses his software to write the Joel on Software site. But he never changes the features or layout of the site. The last thing he has done is add the extra languages. Is this really "eating" or just "snacking". What I mean by "snacking" is just doing enough to get done what you used to get done in previous versions.
To be fair, you can only expect someone to use a tool in a way that's useful to them even if they are "dogfooding".
a cynic writes...
[nod] Dogfooding is about finding the stupid little errors that drive users insane. Your bug is a testing bug, and I'll wager the Fog Creek team is putting a circular reference checker on the list as we speak.
And don't forget, there's a difference between knowing about a weakness or missing feature and actually implementing it. We have literally thousands of feature requests for CityDesk in our database, including a frequent feature request that you should be able to loop on folders. Unfortunately we only have finite resources so the hard part is selecting the right things to work on at any given time.
when will we see http://citydesk.sourceforge.net?
You are asking Joel to open source the product.
We might more likely see http://citydeskclone.sourceforge.net
>> as soon as someone has time it will get done.
Yeah! Fire the marketing staff to save money until sales improve!
LOL or more like http://halffinishedcitydeskclonewithpoorUI.sourceforge.net
You mean :
or Postnuke.com ?
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