Re: Bug#422085: Better terminal emulator patch
On Tue, Dec 18, 2007, Bastian Venthur wrote:
> 1. I *personally* hated that some packages sent a *huge* amount of
> 2. I *personally* was very annoyed by packages with very long presubj
> 3. I'm definitely opposed to a feature which will pop up a *terminal*
> 4. I was *personally* very annoyed by some of the reactions on this
Luckily our priorities are Our Users and Free Software, not Bastian
Venthur. Applying David's patch *immediately* means that maintainers
get more useful bug reports that help them fix bugs, and in the end our
users get a better support. I hope you realise that reportbug-ng being
non-functional with a handful of packages means that users will have to
use reportbug to report a bug on these packages. So they will see the
ugly terminal anyway.
I don't think anyone is opposed to rethink the way bug scripts are
handled (even in reportbug) so that they integrate better with the
reportbug-ng interface. But that should not prevent improvements from
happening first. So I suggest you do that right now, or let someone
else NMU reportbug-ng.
> And please, don't use abusive language or even insults when contacting
> me about this issue. My rng-time is currently very limited and my
> motivation to work especially on this issue is already very low. We're
> speaking here about a fully optional feature. Providing the output of
> some scripts or having to read a presubj is helpful, but *not* mandatory
> when reporting a bug. So please, Be nice!
Yes, please be nice to your fellow developers. I am sorry you got
insulted, but if you only got insults and no offer to help, that may
indicate something to rethink about your attitude.