[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 20:11:09 UTC 2007

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Subject: Re: Techtalk Digest, Vol 48,      Issue 8 Re: Projects that
respond well to bug reports (Cynthia      Kiser) From:   
mdemertzi at softnet.tuc.gr
Date:    Tue, February 13, 2007 10:08 pm
To:      techtalk at linuxchix.org
Cc:      techtalk at linuxchix.org

> Message: 1
> 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
> Message-ID: <20070212195506.GC7933 at shallowsky.com>
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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

I am not sure as to which project apply to "major projects" category but I
really like Inkscape. They always respond to bug reports and they have
even replied to my comments :-)
And Gaim is pretty responsive too I think although I have not thoroughly
tested it.

- Melina

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