Ubuntu-devel-discuss Digest, Vol 11, Issue 27

mico mikecorn at arcor.de
Tue Oct 16 07:41:09 BST 2007


>         What's wrong with this picture?

Easy: 
#1. Developers release untested crap and expect the community to find
the bugs. Bugs are too boring for developers to be bothered with.
#2. Developers working on parallel development threads manage to
resurrect old bugs that were killed long ago by other developers. Core
problem: lack of management and coordination, aka anarchy.

This is sure to offend some conscientious and dedicated people, but this
is not aimed at those. More work is needed on fixing the system, which
includes motivating some developers work more effectively. I believe
Canonical is on the front lines of this war already, but has limited
power to influence the mob upstream. 

I too have filed bug reports that got ignored. When there are 30,000 bug
reports this is understandable. The problem is 30,000. 




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