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Re: Bug#247312: konqueror: opening of bookmarks is much slower when clicking directly on Bookmarks menu

On Sun, 9 Jan 2005, Hervé Eychenne wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 08, 2005 at 10:14:19PM +0100, tomas pospisek wrote:
> > On Sat, 8 Jan 2005, Hervé Eychenne wrote:
> > > "All" a Debian KDE maintainer should have done is to take a couple of
> > > minutes to actually tag the bug and forward it to upstream.
> > It'd have taken you less time to report the bug upstream yourself than
> > writing that email, and everything would've been settled. But hey, why
> > choose the good and easy way?
> Because other Debian maintainers that I know had taught me to report
> bugs (upstream or not) with reportbug, because they had assured me that
> I could do so, and because they were right: anyone actually can.
> But believe me, if I had known what I know today about the potential
> responsiveness of Debian KDE's management, I would never have done
> that, and probably never will again.

You are hurt, but only due to your own ignorance. Make the next step.
Forget that you are hurt, because you were giving people orders and the
didn't obey. Get a clue and ask yourself what open source software is. Has
anybody any duty towards you? So? What is the whole point of Debian or
other OSS? To make the SW better? Right! So now get on with it and
contribute in a way that is constructive and stop annoying people.

> So everyone here will rest in peace again, until the next poor guy dares
> to raise the same lacks, and learn the hard way that some bug reports
> should certainly not be sent to Debian KDE, contrarily to what the
> Debian manuals states, and common practices or tools enable to.

Such is reality. Get over it or better make something better out of it by
stepping up and becoming a constrictive member of the community, by, f.ex.
going through the bugs and reporting upstream the ones that should go
upstream. The essential truth is that you will need to understand is that
there's no difference between Debian KDE "management" and a Debian KDE
"user". Both can contribute, both use the SW. AFAIK most of the current
Debian maintainers are/have been contributing a lot to Debian KDE
a long time before they've become maintainers. Do the right thing and
_help_ the project.

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