related to an XEmacs BTS
Tue Oct 24 16:19:13 EDT 2006
>>>>> Stephen wrote:
Stephen> Uh, this is a volunteer project creating free software.
Stephen> There's nothing that *needs* to be done, because anybody who
Stephen> wants it done always can just do it (if necessary, in a
Stephen> You suggest (by writing "ought") that this is somehow an
Stephen> obligation of the developers. It is not.
OOPS! Sorry. I don't mean needs in the sense that anyone must do
this. I mean that if you do it, because you want to, you need to do
these tasks, more or less, even if it is only in your own mind.
Stephen> But without new volunteers we can't do it *well*. On a
Stephen> day-to-day basis, we need people to assign bugs to
Stephen> developers, to classify them so users can search them, and
Stephen> critically evaluate the classifications and admin interface
Stephen> so that we can improve them.
I agree that there must be a few people that take care of the
system. I'm naive and hope that when the system is up and running it
will catch attention.
Stephen> (One reason I'm pushing Roundup is that I know that its
Stephen> architecture can in principle support a lot of improvement
Stephen> and innovation in those areas without a major rewrite, and I
Stephen> know I can personally do the work (if nobody beats me to it
Don't you think that with the right bug tracker effort Roundup, or
similar system, would work out of the box for quite some time before
we need to enhance it?
Stephen> Even an hour a week of assignment and classification work
Stephen> from two or three people would make a big difference in the
Stephen> quality of the database.
I'm probably naive but I hope that this task can be shared among many
people or at least a few people.
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