Re: Re[gnu.misc.discuss,gnu.emacs.gnus] Free software: Packagers vs Developers
>>>>> "Adam" == Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Adam> Per Abrahamsen <email@example.com> writes:
>> Fabien Ninoles <fabien@TZoNE.TZoNE.ORG> writes:
>> > Yes, the information is insufficient, but you know how to get
>> > better informations :
>> Debian just made my work as a developer needlessly harder.
Adam> This is nonsense. Assuming you are forwarded the original
Adam> users report, that is functionally identical to receiving it
Adam> yourself in the first place.
Adam> Go a step further -- "train" the Debian maintainer to get
Adam> bug reports to you in the right format, with the right info.
Adam> Then the Debian maintainer can do the legwork (dialog with
Adam> the user) before sending reports to you, and you get bug
Adam> reports right the first time. Voila, labor saving.
Yes! This is what we often need. I'm not good enough at it to write
software yet, but I can package it for you and learn from that. It's
how I can participate in the process right now. How can I make it
easier on the software authors? If I'm truely underfoot, say so.
Adam> Bitterness, recriminations, and draconian suggestions, OTOH,
Adam> would probably make this sort of collaboration impossible.
Hey, the GNU thing is nothing but a recruiting gimick anyhow. Yous
have GOT to train us.