[Libreoffice-qa] Blitz on Base bugs

Sophie gautier.sophie at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 01:51:41 PST 2016

Hi Alex,
Le 19/01/2016 15:54, Alexander Thurgood a écrit :
> Le 19/01/2016 14:01, Jochen Schiffers a écrit :
> Hi Jochen,
>> It is IHMO correct (all 6 months) to check if bugreports are actual.
>> The problem is that only one (and occasionally two) devs actually is/are
>> working on the code. But this not the problem of QA.
> I never said it was the problem of QA that only 2 devs work on the Base
> code. My issue is with what appears to have been targeting a module for
> which the number of open bugs will necessarily not have diminished a
> great deal since the inception of the project precisely because not many
> people work on Base, and consequently receiving 200 or so emails in the
> process, when it is pretty obvious to anyone that knows the Base module
> and reports bugs in Base that most of these issues are extremely
> unlikely to be fixed in any sort of reasonable timeframe, or have been
> fixed, due to the very lack of developers working on that module.
> I've always had a problem with bulk email bug reminders, and this has
> definitely pushed my patience over my limit - for me, it only makes
> sense if one understands the context behind the number of bugs reported
> and tailors the reminder policy accordingly. I accept that we may not
> have the resources or desire to do that, but regretfully, this policy
> has pushed me to announce my immediate withdrawal from any further QA
> work, certainly at least for the time being.

So sad to hear that, Alex, the work you are doing on Mac, Base and all
around is really tremendous, your withdrawal is a very very sad news for
me and all the people who know you and appreciate to work with you since
so long, I owe you so much. Please, take some time to breathe and come back.
I'll put the issue on the agenda of the next QA meeting. I've been also
flooded by BZ mails between Jan's work and the admin work, it's really
difficult then to check if you're requested to act or not other than
going through each of them, a big waste of time... There should be a way
to get the admin work done without discouraging our volunteers.

Sophie Gautier sophie.gautier at documentfoundation.org
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