Workarounds for bugs
brian at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 8 17:54:19 UTC 2011
Providing a workaround in a bug description is a way to help users
accomplish a task until a fix for the bug is provided in Ubuntu. These
should be identified as "WORKAROUND" in the bug description as
documented in http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Description. Additionally,
it would be useful if these were tagged 'workaround' so that we can use
Launchpad's search features to find them.
A wonderful thing about Ubuntu is the plethora of software and the
variety of different ways to accomplish the same task. However, a
workaround should not require one to use a different piece of software
than the one they were trying to use or installing different software.
For example, in http://launchpad.net/bugs/817626 I was trying to view a
pdf at a notebook manufacturer's web site. I was unable to view the
pages of the pdf using evince however Pedro mentioned to me that he
could view using them Acrobat Reader. This would not qualify as a
workaround for our purposes as it is a totally different piece of
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