Dax Solomon Umaming
knightlust at ubuntu.com
Sat Nov 8 08:28:21 UTC 2008
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Arrgghh, hit the ctrl+enter too soon. Resending with links
Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> > I don't know if anyone can or will answer this...sometimes this list is
> > quite hit or miss...but are there people from Canonical or developers
> > for apps in the repos monitoring the list(s)?
There are a couple of devs I know subscribed to this list, but I doubt
they're monitoring. You can usually get feedback from the ubuntu-devel list.
> > I was curious since I went from 8.04 to 8.10 and had 3 issues so far on
> > 2 machines, and it seems that the issues were known problems from beta
> > testing and I think they're in the bug tracker, but I don't know if
> > there's ever any feedback on what the status of the bug is.
However, if it's a bug, they'll just usually just point you to
bugs.launchpad.net since ubuntu-devel's mostly used for planning and
coordination. The same with ubuntu-bugsquad.
> > The webcam
> > driver issue seemed to have been reported other places, but am I holding
> > my breath that it's being worked on or is it one of those things that
> > will be ignored or left as obsolete?
Same here, I have problems with my 2 webcams. It worked previously with
Edgy, but not on Feisty. I've given up on them since the bug I reported
seems to be stuck in dev-oblivion.
I've looked high and low before for a resolution on my webcam problem,
until someone (another dev) pointed out that there's no Canonical/Ubuntu
dev working on webcams. They just get the package upstream and few
really bothers fixing bugs - mostly because it's not high up on their list.
If it's really important to you to get your webcam working, try
contacting Michel "the webcam guy" Xhaard since he's the specialist
in that field. A better process would be to file a bug report - but I
don't see a bug tracker on his site, so I think he looks at bug
> > So I wondered if there was a site
> > or method of finding out before deciding if I need to downgrade or get
> > rid of the hardware in question, or what the best practices was in that
> > situation.
You can look at his compatibility charts for one.
> > Not trying to start a flamewar or fit. I'm asking how as an end user to
> > get feedback on issues rather than just shouting to the mountains, or if
> > the bug tracker is the last word...in which case it seems kind of open
> > ended.
Unfortunately, that is the process. Everyone relies on bug trackers.
Dax Solomon Umaming
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