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Re: Requests for FC4



On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 10:14:16 -0500, Alan Cox wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 03:24:23AM -0500, Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:
> > to expect the user to sign up for 20 different bugzillas
> > where you will be told to download the cvs version and retest.
> > The burden of bug-tracking should not be on the user.
> 
> There are more users than developers, and in the case you aren't paying
> for support youu can't expect it. If you file a bug in the right place
> it'll be seen by the right people. Otherwise every developer has to search
> for each bug in 100 bugzillas and can't do statistics on them.

Or packagers/package-maintainers within a community project spend an
awful lot of time forwarding issues and RFEs from many users, only to
find out that when an upstream developer responds, the original
reporter doesn't answer anymore or has lost interest.

Ultimately, in a community packaging project, small teams (with possibly
redundant structures) of users, developers and packagers pick software
of their interest and maintain packages painstakingly and with close
contact to upstream projects.


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