[pmwiki-users] New PmWiki Features Page . . .
nospam at eton.ca
Mon May 29 12:25:23 CDT 2006
At 2006-05-29 11:38 AM -0500, Ben Wilson is rumored to have said:
>This list was put together for prospective
>users to make a technical or business decision. Those decision makers
>need as many relevant facts as possible in a concise fashion so they
>may make a sound decision. As such a decision maker, I prefer to see
>warts and all.
If someone is going to make a business decision concerning the
suitability of any software for their needs, then I would hope that
the first thing they would do would be a needs analysis. This would
identify and rank the features that they need for their application.
It would not be a generic list of common software features.
As long as any software description honestly sets out its
capabilities, the evaluation of various alternatives only requires
each product to describe what it does - not what it can't do.
If there is a high-priority item on the needs list that is not
included in the software description, then that will be quickly evident.
I don't think that omitting things that PmWiki can't do is attempting
to cover up any warts.
From a practical point of view, creating a list of features is
completely objective, while creating a list of non-features is
On the other hand, a list of features that have been *purposely
omitted* from PmWiki can be constructed objectively, and it provides
an opportunity to show a prospective user some of the thinking behind PmWiki.
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