[Freeswitch-users] Comparison matirx

Daniel-Constantin Mierla miconda at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 12:35:57 PDT 2008

On 08/03/08 16:00, Steve Underwood wrote:
> Grey Man wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 1:20 AM, Simon Shaw <sshaw at interwise.com> wrote:
>>> I have built a comparison matrix that will enable me to compare the leading
>>> Open Source soft switches.
>>> In the attached spread sheet there is a first suggestion of what I think
>>> should be compared and relevant weightings and I would be glad to hear your
>>> feedback.
>>> Regards,
>>> Simon
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>> Hi Simon,
>> Looks like a good idea to me even though you're going to need to be an
>> expert in each product to be able to fill it in and the experts in
>> this case tend to be a bit biased :).
>> One suggestion I'd have for another row is "Security Fix Rate". For
>> example while the Asterisk community's approach to handling security
>> releases is commendable the rate at which they happen is a real pain
>> when you have to potentially upgrade a production system for each one.
>> Although the pain comes from having to worry about whether the version
>> of Asterisk that you need to upgrade to will be one of the stable or
>> dud versions!
> I think measures of non-security bug fix responsiveness are fine. 
> Everyone ships with bugs, even if some ship with far more than others. 
> Responsive in dealing with those bugs is probably as important as their 
> frequency.
This looks more like ranking the developer rather than the project. 
Based on application architecture, could be hard to classify 
critical/non-critical bugs. All projects tend to have now a small, 
stable core part and move the features in the modules, to protect from 
changes which are not under strict control. Over some time, when a 
project becomes significant big, the rate of the bugs could increase as 
contributions grow. However, if they don't affect the core and base 
modules,the relevance is interpretable.


> Security related bug responsiveness is quite another issue. Do you 
> realise the guy that wrote qmail has been soooo unresponsive that he has 
> never posted a security fix since the original 1.0 release was shipped? 
> It has been one of qmail's strongest attractions. :-)
> Steve

Daniel-Constantin Mierla

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