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Re: FC5, Another unhappy camper

On Sat, 2006-05-13 at 12:31 -0700, Stephen Mirowski wrote:
> I believe, submitting bug reports can be discouraging.  Open source, 
> commercial, whatever.   Look through lists of bug reports, across 
> various projects, that have no responses whatsoever by debuggers or 
> developers.  The submitter is then asking, has anyone even read this?
> A simple response such as "I can't reproduce this" is enough of an 
> acknowledgement to show the submitter that their input is valued.

It has to depend on what package you're writing a bug report on.  I've
reported several bugs, and just about all of them got resolved.  Some
very quickly.  I was lucky that in most cases I could come up with some
useful background information to go along with the bug (e.g. so-and-so
crashed while starting because it couldn't find "some" file).  But if
you can't do that sort of thing, it makes it hard for another person to
rectify a fault, particularly if it works fine for them.

(Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.)

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I read messages from the public lists.

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