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From Geertjan Wielenga <>
Subject Re: History of one bug, or what is the attitude of NB devs
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:25:25 GMT
I promise you, we will never tell you to go away.

We will always tell you to go here and provide the pull request to solve
your problem:


On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:16 PM Tom Arilla <> wrote:

> Look Neil, one person called it "the most viewed IntelliJ issue", you
> called it "essential to *whom*?!", very well, but it is just few lines of
> easy code, practically zero maintenance.
> This behaviour is intentional. I am sorry you hate it but there are users who love it.
There is no plan to change it.
> Essential to *whom*?!  Doesn't look like that many users were that bothered!
> Do you see any similarities? Can you show me one case of such an attitude
> of IntelliJ devs towards their users?
> And why it matters? Because one day, I may find some other behavior in
> Netbeans which me (and a lot of others) find troublesome, and which can be
> corrected with few lines of easy code and an option hidden in some
> registry, practically zero maintenance. But we we may just be told to go
> away, because "I am sorry, go away".
> Why should I risk it?
> Le mar. 16 oct. 2018 à 14:01, Neil C Smith <> a
> écrit :
>> On Tue, 16 Oct 2018 at 12:05, Tom Arilla <> wrote:
>> > Thank you for the information, but the thread started because of an
>> essential bug ignored for many years
>> Essential to *whom*?!  Doesn't look like that many users were that
>> bothered!
>> > By the way, didn't you make a whole database of open bugs obsolete,
>> with no migration attempts?
>> Actually, that's not true.  There was a conscious decision not to
>> migrate everything in it.  But the old bug tracker is still there, and
>> in the last web chat we discussed maintaining a read-only clone of it
>> on Apache infrastructure.  Which I hope will happen, although it
>> remains to be seen if the content in it flags any concerns for Oracle.
>> Best wishes,
>> Neil

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