Sobotka: Why GIMP is inadequate
Posted Jan 12, 2011 8:27 UTC (Wed) by boudewijn
In reply to: Sobotka: Why GIMP is inadequate
Parent article: Sobotka: Why GIMP is inadequate
"And yet that's the understood process for getting problems in FOSS fixed. You submit bug reports. It's not particularly difficult."
Nonsense, really. There's plenty of reason to think first, formulate thoughts, canvas opinions, blog, analyze, write opinion pieces and so on. All valid steps before inundating a project with bug reports.
Bugs in a bugzilla are not a particularly good way of interacting with developers, and bugzilla is not a particularly good way of tracking the wishes of a user community Especially when the wishes are so very broad that it may take years to implement them fully.
As a maintainer of a free software application, I much prefer reading people's opinions, having them mail me, show me examples of what they need, write pages on my wiki -- and then, when I think we've digested it to implementable pieces, I might add those pieces to the feature plan. Bugzilla is for bugs, not for wishes or for tracking feature development.
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