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The abrupt merging of Nouveau

The abrupt merging of Nouveau

Posted Dec 18, 2009 17:23 UTC (Fri) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
In reply to: The abrupt merging of Nouveau by farnz
Parent article: The abrupt merging of Nouveau

> So let's get this straight: the average Joe doesn't speak English, yet is able to (somehow) navigate an English-only driver download site,

Are you aware that some Linux distributions ship binary drivers, or make their installation just a few native language clicks away?

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The abrupt merging of Nouveau

Posted Dec 18, 2009 17:41 UTC (Fri) by farnz (subscriber, #17727) [Link]

Are you aware that distributions where someone has bothered to translate packages from English to another language are also distributions where you can interact with speakers of that language on the distribution bugtracker? What's more, the people you interact with, in your language, are generally helpful in getting your bug report into shape, then translating it and funnelling information between your language and the developer's preferred language.

Seriously, I've seen bug reports handled and fixed from distributions I didn't even know existed, precisely because I don't even know the writing system used by the distro's native language, let alone the language. But, someone who spoke the right language took a report from their bug tracker, did some basic triage, determined it was a genuine bug, and sent the report upstream, with a note explaining that it was all machine translated, and apologising for the poor English. A back and forth ensued, getting technical data from the bug reporter, and the bug got fixed.

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