The Road to 2.18

Christopher Hicks chicks at
Tue Mar 9 01:27:24 UTC 2004

On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Stuart Donaldson wrote:
> > Don't get me wrong, I certainly appreciate all of the very thoughtful 
> > and intelligent efforts that go into maintaining and extending Bugzilla. 
> > But I am a little dismayed at the impression that the "core team" has 
> > not reached a consensus at this point that something is necessary.
> Why is that dismaying? It's a controversial subject.

Still!?!?!?  One would think after as many times as we've been around this
topic that some concensus might have developed.  The inability of the core
bugzilla developers to grapple with the desirability of custom fields at
this point is truly surprising.  It's eerily similar to my utter
discouragement at trying to get an obvious one-line patch added.  The way
new contributors are repressed is unlike anything I've experienced or
witnessed on any other open source project.  Its difficult to imagine very
many folks having the ego and persistance to jump through the ridiculous
hoops and actually make a contribution.  Bugzilla rocks and I appreciate
everything folks have done through the years, but maybe people wouldn't be
so pressed for time if newcomers didn't need to beat their head against
the wall for so long before being accepted.


No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical.
-Niels Bohr, physicist (1885-1962)

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