[Techtalk] Re: Techtalk Digest, Vol 48, Issue 8 Re: Projects that respond well to bug reports (Cynthia Kiser)

mdemertzi at softnet.tuc.gr mdemertzi at softnet.tuc.gr
Tue Feb 13 20:08:01 UTC 2007

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> Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 11:55:06 -0800
> From: Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com>
> Subject: [Techtalk] Projects that respond well to bug reports
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
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> At Linuxconf AU a few weeks ago, I gave a talk on "Bug Fixing for
> Non Programmers" which included a section on how to characterize,
> reproduce and report a bug.
> I mentioned that some projects aren't terribly responsive to bug
> reports, and not to get discouraged by that.  One of the questions
> at the end of the talk was: "What are some projects that DO read
> bug reports, care about them and respond in a friendly way?"
> I'm sorry to say that I had a hard time thinking of any major
> projects fitting that description, only tiny projects.  Seems like
> once a project grows past a certain size, the number of bugs gets
> too big and a lot of the developers stop reading their bug mail.
> (For instance, Ubuntu used to be terrific but now most bug reports
> languish for years without developer comment.)
> But I know there are projects out there that respond well to
> bug reports and are good places for people to report bugs.
> What are some good projects? Let's get a list going highlighting
> the projects that really care. Any nominations?
> 	...Akkana

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