[scribus-dev] What does “acknowledged” issue status mean?

William Bader williambader at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 1 22:12:28 UTC 2015

> To: scribus-dev at lists.scribus.net
> From: gpittman at iglou.com
> Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 14:52:03 -0500
> Subject: Re: [scribus-dev] What does “acknowledged” issue status mean?
> On 11/01/2015 05:14 AM, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 01, 2015 at 08:35:14AM +0100, JLuc wrote:
> >> ale has answered well but here are a few more precisions :
> >> in the scribus community only few people are C++ developpers and have commit rights :
> >> franz, MrB=Craig and jghali (and also avox when he is there).
> >>
> >> In a bug report their voice should be more important for you to know
> >> what features or code will possibly be merged.
> > 
> > But asking for core contributors opinion before working on any issue is
> > counter productive and decreases the usefulness of the bug tracker
> > greatly. On the other hand working on some issue to found that the
> > feature is deemed unacceptable is demotivating, such issues should not
> > have been kept open in the first place.
> > 
> Like any ad hoc system, it's hard to be always sensible and fair. One
> reason for letting some feature request hang out there is to see if
> others see the feature as useful. In general, it's not a good idea to
> just start implemented requested features unless you know that there is
> some consensus that it would be good to have. Sometimes a collection of
> minor feature requests can be combined in some new collective feature.
> Generally speaking fixing bugs is a good thing, provided they're
> reproducible and produce something drastic like a crash.
> Greg

Mozilla periodically has "paper cuts" projects where they focus on fixing "the stuff that gets in the way or annoys you about Firefox on a daily basis", see http://limi.net/articles/papercuts/ and https://blog.mozilla.org/ux/2013/03/papercuts2/ .   Regards, William

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