Is Canonical against Kubuntu (2): the bug tracking disaster

Anton antonxx at
Sun Apr 19 21:09:08 UTC 2009

Hi Steven,

the point is not that I find people bad here,
I like kubuntu and I dream of a day where
I can use kubuntu only, and
even install it on pc's of other members of my family
which are non tech people.

The point was:
1. If I file a bug report I try to do best, but perhaps
  its a stupid one or is missing information (he he, the bug in the bug)

2. If something is missing I am ready to provide information
 if its not too complicated (I am *not* a Linux guru) and as
 long as the feedback doesnt come 5 months later.

3. If the feedback comes 5 months later 
my thought is (probably other peoples too):
 - If I do the work  needed to provide the information
 - and then I send the information
 - and then I have to wait 5 months again 

Then I conclude its best to simply wait for the next release because:
 - there will be one bug report less in launchpad
 - less people  will have to read it and spend time on it
 - I will spend less time myself on it

We all can use our time for "sensful" things.

And again, even if I am critical its because things 
can only be improved if you are a little bit critical.


Steven Vollom wrote:

> IMO.  The people who contribute and do the actual work should set the
> priorities for all the work, even when it serves their private agendas to
> do
> work outside popular opinion.  Perhaps all Bug repair requests should be
> Bug repair wishes, since they serve the special interest of those who
> don't necessarily participate in solutions.
> Should an unpaid contributing developer be required by non-contributors to
> do work on a higher list of importance, when his or her chosen
> contribution is to
> improve a lesser need?  I think not.  Progress is progress.
> Additionally, who should have the right to decide the order of scheduling
> of the work, a non-contributing source of input, or the creator and staff
> of the project.
> IMO.  Those who serve this List, by helping those with problems, should
> have a voice of high priority on the bug servicing WISH list, because they
> are
> contributing to the success of the project.  Non contributors should be
> allowed to add their requests at a much lesser order of importance, and
> developers of the system should be able to do the work, as they see fit,
> regardless of the opinions of anyone else.
> The brain that drives the dog to wag his tail controls, whether you like
> it or
> not.  The tail that wants to wag the dog may WISH to, however improbable.
> It is my hope that this is not just the actions of another OS spoiler
> trying to create dissension among the faithful.
> Steven,

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