Where is Alexander Larsson (Nautilus bug)?

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Tue Sep 18 08:59:00 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-09-16 at 15:24 -0600, Lamont Peterson wrote:
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> Where in the World is Alexander Larson?  #243309
> [ https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=243309 ] (Nautilus folder
> icons get stuck in open state) is assigned to him, but he isn't
> responding to it.

I'm here. I also have 2295 open nautils bugs upstream (being the primary
upstream maintainer),  lots of nautilus bugs in redhat bugzilla (which
are all likely dups of some upstream bug). At the same time I'm trying
to work on new features like replacing gnome-vfs with the new gvfs glib

In practice this means I'm very busy and thus I won't fix all bugs, or
even have time to look at most of them. In fact, if I were to drop all
new feature development and spend 2 hours on each open bug I would have
to work over two man-years (8 hour days, 5 days a week).

I tend to look over bugzilla looking for really high priority bugs, and
I also have a bunch of bugsquad people who point me to these when they
find them. This means less-than-high-prio bugs just show up quite low on
the TODO list unfortunately. If people want to help out that would be
very nice.

> The bug was filed on 2007-06-08 (over 3 months ago) by J H Ettle and
> added my +1 to it on 2007-08-29.  Is Alexander missing?  Is there a
> co-maintainer who should be available?

I don't know what help a co-maintainer for fedora would do. What we need
are more people to look at bugs, come up with patches that fix them and
post them upstream, where I can review and commit them. This will then
instantly come back to fedora (beacuse we track upstream closely).

Unfortunately, not many people seem interested in doing this work. :(

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