What are bugs? Are bugs really work items?

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Wed Oct 13 16:18:15 UTC 2004

On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Christian Robottom Reis wrote:
> I'd say it's more that contributing to Bugzilla isn't *exciting*. When
> people hook up with an OSS project, they like to feel like they make a
> difference; with us I fear people just don't feel valued enough. It may
> just have to do with maintainers not having time to review and nudge
> them ahead, but I think there's also a lack of a "warm fuzzy feeling"
> towards contributors. I'd like to see more "Wow, this feature is
> awesome!" or "It's great to have you on board" but most of the time I
> see us replying back with sterile r-minuses and complicated
> cross-examining.

I think we fight to many battles for the sake of perfection (this causes
bit rot). Or even more trivial are the situations where a patch is given
as step 1 of 2, and step 1 is never committed since step 2 was not done
too. If there cannot be an agreement or an absolute "RIGHT" decided for
step 2 then don't r- if step one is good on its own merit.

Sometimes changing a 'function name' or other detail for 'cosmetics' is 
just not worth it.

just my 2 cents, sorry if it is a rant, I'm just over worked.

Dave Miller 2004-10-08 23:42 PDT wrote: 
> I like this, it helps move things away from depending on CGI, so it can 
> be done more easily from some other UI (and even makes it much easier 
> for an Auth method to create users on the fly if they authenticate from 
> an external source, in fact)
> However, I'm a little bit concerned about the naming of the function and
> the related constants.  For some reason it just sticks out as too wordy,
> and I'm wondering if we can come up with a simpler name to use.

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