"The good news is that I think we're finding common ground: Mark
sees the logic behind staggering upstream to reflect dependencies.
This makes a lot more sense than the overly simplified 'everyone
synchronize!' message that was getting bandied about. It will still
be insanely tricky to get these cycles timed out right so that
dependencies are met, but it'll be interesting to perhaps try.
"I do hope that as the projects start to look at each other's
cycles more closely that they also start to look at each other's
integration points more closely. There are obvious points of
integration between certain projects that just haven't materialized
in very compelling ways largely because of a lack of value put on
such things in Free software projects..."