[Bitcoin-development] Random order for clients page

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 16:04:10 UTC 2012


On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Amir Taaki <zgenjix at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Took me a while, but finally got it working.
> Entries on the clients page are randomly ordered when the page is generated.
> https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.org/commit/6850fc8c83494d6ec415ea9d36fb98366373cc03
> We should regenerate the page every 2 days. This gives fair exposure to all the clients listed.

If you had authored this as a pull request rather than making the
change unilaterally I would have recommended leaving it so the
reference client was always first. I also would have suggested that it
use JS randomization instead of jekyll in order to get more even
coverage, though I think thats a more minor point.

Some people were concerned when this page was created that it would
just be a source of useless disputes.  I think its becoming clear that
this is the case. I think the cost of dealing with this page is
starting to exceed the benefit it provides and we should probably
consider removing it.




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