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From "Issac Goldstand" <mar...@beamartyr.net>
Subject Re: saving the 'here is how to report bugs' cycle
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2003 20:51:37 GMT
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stas Bekman" <stas@stason.org>
To: "Issac Goldstand" <margol@beamartyr.net>
Cc: "Geoffrey Young" <geoff@modperlcookbook.org>; "mod_perl Dev"
<dev@perl.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: saving the 'here is how to report bugs' cycle


> Issac Goldstand wrote:
> > Well, what if we made some sort of parser...  I'm sure there must be a
way
> > to generate enough platform output (after building) to identify enough
> > platforms (while not overkilling in statistsics) and then comparing
which
> > tests fail and how...  I couldn't promise to do this immediately (not
making
> > enough income and scrambling to get contracts has been eating my time
lately
> > :-( ), but I'd certainly be interested longer term...  Maybe I can give
a
> > lecture on it at YAPC::Israel::2004 - I've been scratching my head for a
> > good topic to talk about anyway ;-)
>
> Not to offend anybody, but people are coming up with good ideas,
volunteering
> to stand behind them, tend to disappear the moment we finish polishing the
> details, after spending so many hours discussing the thing... This just
what
> happens. So may I suggest that we just keep things the way they are (no
> automatic bug-reports)? We make it easier for users to know what to do in
case
> of errors (the topic of this thread) and we will be just fine.

Sorry if I wasn't clear.  I meant that to be a "Don't count on this, but
keep it somewhere in the back of your minds in case I ever get around to it"
sort of offer.  I'm sorry if I didn't make that clear :-)

> It sure thing would be nice not to have to reply with the usual 'please
> resubmit the bug report using the followinig guidelines' reply, but I
don't
> mind doing that.  It's really the user that suffers from not knowing how
to
> submit a proper bug report, because it takes longer for the problem to get
> fixed and user being able to start using mod_perl.

This is true....

  Issac


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