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Re: F12 comments and questions

On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 10:47 +1100, Rodd Clarkson wrote:
> Hands up anyone
> who thinks it matters that <their favorite application> has a bug, if
> they can't get X running to use <their favorite application>. 

The problem is that bugs in X tend to be device-specific (and hence only
affect people who are unfortunate enough to own that exact device), but
bugs in, say, Firefox affect everybody.

The other issue is that the developers of, say, Firefox know crap all
about fixing bugs in X. And vice versa. Coders aren't interchangeable
resources, you don't just pick them at random and point them at
problems. (Well, some people do. This appears to be how Windows is
developed...) Even more specifically...Ben Skeggs (whose area of
expertise is nouveau) might be able to fix basic bugs in radeon, but
probably nothing complex. Not, at least, without a lot of extra
training, during which time no-one's fixing bugs in nouveau.

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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