[Libreoffice] Installing beta versions replacing stable versions
cobra at reverser.us
Wed Apr 27 16:36:11 PDT 2011
Linking in the footer of the list is a good idea I think. Also, why not
give a description (and list of expectations) of the developer list at the
dev list signup page and at the mailing list description page? Seems like
knowing the "rules" _before_ engaging would be useful.
On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Cor Nouws <oolst at nouenoff.nl> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thorsten Behrens wrote (27-04-11 10:42)
> Thanks Christian, that's the ~sole bit of really useful info in this
>> whole thread. FWIW, the relevant bug is
> Furthermore, with due respect, this thread shows me some other useful
> information. Namely that there is a limit to what developers may expect from
> users/testers, and in the way they can write to them, without the risk
> alienating them.
> Don't get me wrong: I am all for explaining users/testers that developer
> time is limited and help is appreciated. Also there is no problem with
> suggesting users/testers that they might be able to lend a hand, and that
> with some pointers from a developer, it might even be not too difficult.
> But pls be careful. If any user/tester for any reason (time, skills,
> preference, hair color, ...) writes that he/she does will not give more help
> with a specific issue, we can only respect that and be thankful for the help
> already given.
> More pressure then just light, friendly persuasion, can drive users/testers
> from us. And we need them too.
> Do we already have a simple text on the website/wiki, that explains the use
> of the developer list, and what expectations are?
> That might be linked to by devs when needed, thus preventing them to get
> bored or 'funny' or wasting time on this. It might be linked in the footer
> of this list?
> If there isn't any (I can't find it) I'll be glad to write a proposal.
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