You've often heard me say that KDE developers do give as much time as they can, and that feature requests should be reported on bugzilla. Well, it seems we've reached the situation where there has been a flood of reports, some genuine bugs, some wishes reported as bugs, and some straightforward feature requests reported. That means that triage has got completely out of hand, so a new experiment is being tried. Take a look at http://brainstorm.forum.kde.org The idea is that you can submit your ideas, features requests. The moderators will filter out spam, rants and duplicates of ideas, and if your idea has passed that test it goes onto the forum for discussion by other users. This should achieve two things. It should give a place where you can make a clear statement of your wants and needs and the developers know where to look for feedback about them. The feedback submitted in comments will also help developers see how many people actually would use the idea if it is coded. This does not mean that every idea will eventually be carried out. There can be many reasons why the idea is not feasible. Maybe there simply isn't time to do it, if it's a big undertaking. Maybe no developer would use it, so motivation is low when time is short. Maybe there already is some other way of doing the same thing. Maybe even realising the idea would break other things. In the end it must be the decision of the developers, but this initiative should be really valuable. Let's use it. Do remember that crashes or unexpected program behaviour is still a bug, and must still be reported on bugzilla. Also, being fairly new and very recently overhauled, so you may find bugs there too. Deal with them in the usual way, through bugzilla. Many people say "I can't code, so I can't help!" - this is a way that everyone who cares about KDE can help without writing a line of code ;-) Anne -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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