Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: invalid command name "throttle"
Someone like Ben, who knows what packages he wants to install, can't get at them unless he checks them out from CVS, on a tag he's not likely to know. So he's stuck.
Someone who wants to try out the toolkit is going to walk away thinking the core is all there is, since there are no clues to tell him that anything else is availble. If he doesn't get it in the tarball, and doesn't see it in the Repository, it's not going to exist for him.
It's a nice idea to say that we're only going to tag packages that are tested, but since no-one is doing any testing that effectively hides those packages from anyone who is not a developer.
I think it would be better to tag everything when tagging a release, and then make those packges available in the Repository with maturity levels clearly visible. Maybe it should be called 'level of testing' instead, so that a level of zero would clearly indicate 'not tested at all'.