galibert at pobox.com
Wed Apr 8 13:54:06 PDT 2009
On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:36:13PM +0200, Stephane Marchesin wrote:
> I agree with you. If you're too lazy and do not have enough dedication
> to create an account on our bugzilla to file a proper bug report,
> you're probably not going to follow-up when we send patches/fixes your
> way. So I say yes, please stay out of the bugzilla.
A registration with a confirmation email is a barrier to entry.
Finding the correct bugzilla is the first barrier, the registration
with its random time delay is the second, the bugzilla interface with
its bazillon of knobs is the third. You seem to think adding these
hoops increases the quality of the bug reporting compared to the old
times method of firing an email to a mailing-list. I'm curious
whether you have any serious study proving it one way or another.
I know that in my case the random time delay has stopped me from doing
a number of bug reports on various projects. Just not worth it.
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