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Re: Re[gnu.misc.discuss,gnu.emacs.gnus] Free software: Packagers vs Developers

>>>>> "Adam" == Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com> writes:

    Adam> Per Abrahamsen <abraham@dina.kvl.dk> 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.

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