[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002

J. Liles malnourite at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 16:48:02 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM, J. Liles <malnourite at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:26 AM, Dan MacDonald <allcoms at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  When you submit a bug report, you're certainly helping--but you're
>>>> helping other users and yourself. You're not helping the developer (if they
>>>> hit the bug in their use of the software, they'd just fix it).
>> I'd have to disagree with you there Mr L. Non-descript bug reports are
>> useless of course but well-constructed, up-to-date bug reports are surely
>> of use to a developer who cares about his project but doesn't have time to
>> thoroughly test it- which is the case for most FLOSS devs. Just because a
>> dev hasn't spotted a flaw yet in their usage of their software doesn't mean
>> its not a potential showstopper for other users of that app.
> My point is that it doesn't help them personally. It only helps the
> reporter and potentially any other user who uses the software in the same
> environment or workflow that triggers the bug. Haivng software that works
> everywhere and in any situation may be good for the developer's ego or
> whatever, but it is not required in order for him to accomplish his own
> work (which is presumably why the software was originally written). To put
> it another way, any aspect of the software,be it features or fixes, that
> does not directly affect the workflow of the developer is done purely for
> the sake of others.

Sorry, and by help I mean benefit, not assist.
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