Is Canonical against Kubuntu (2): the bug tracking disaster
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sun Apr 19 21:59:23 UTC 2009
On Sunday 19 April 2009 5:09:08 pm Anton wrote:
> 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,
I am sorry Anton, sometimes I react before is appropriate. I am just so
grateful for Kubuntu, KDE, and especially this List, that I perhaps get too
protective, but I worry that it will disappear if too much negative is tied to
it. This list is the best thing to happen to me. Without it, I would remain
without a clue to Linux operation. It may appear to be still that way from
where you are, but I am exceedingly aware of how much I have learned, and will
always be grateful to those who created Kubuntu/KDE. I am a poor and retired
fine-artist. I could never have had a computer with the expense of Microsoft
and related programs. Just being able to participate has brought great joy
and satisfaction to my life. Thanks for your part too, even though I may not
know the extent.
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