[maemo-community] 4 Years Later - Revisiting bug #630 (Was: Brainstorm: useful?)

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jan 25 07:53:25 EET 2010

ext Ryan Abel wrote:
> Despite the progress we've made on bug #630, we're still nowhere near
> anything approaching an "ideal" situation.

My comment at https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=630#c48 summarizes
the priorities: the open source way of working around bugzilla must be
part of the development of open source components of the Maemo platform.
On the other extreme, implementing this way of working around closed
components is more than tricky.

I will be happy if we can address properly the OSS components during the
Fremantle timeline.

> We still pretty much only
> see the same familiar heroes (and many thanks to them—you know who
> you are![4]) and the limited number of new faces we've gotten is far
> offset by the platform's growth. What little that's actually been
> done to address the issue in the last 4 years feels more like a giant
> bandaid that Nokia can use as an excuse to continue ignoring it than
> any longterm solution.
> We need a real commitment from management if we want to see any real
> longterm improvement here, but let's start simple. Any interested
> volunteers should spend 20 minutes a week (either from one person or
> divided amongst several) addressing NEW non-enhancement reports in
> their product(s) in bugs.maemo.org.[5] Easy, relatively painless and
> FAR less time than any of the top ten or twenty triagers spends of
> their own UNPAID time.
> So, what do you say? Let's let Andre focus on more important stuff
> than playing telephone and try to make the platform better for
> everybody.
> [1]http://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=630 [2]We're getting nearly
> 250 new reports a week, more since PR1.1 came out. [3]Many new
> reports are receiving only the most basic level of triage to fix the
> most basic stuff. We have a lot of incoming reports that aren't
> receiving the attention they need, so here's my small plea to anybody
> willing to invest the time to look at just 5 bugs a day to do so.
> Thanks! [4]I'm still planning on putting a "Bugzilla Report Card"
> together to point you out more directly, though. [5]Looking at a
> product like the Application Manager, there are only 11 NEW
> non-enhancement reports currently open. http://tinyurl.com/y97pk3t 
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Quim Gil
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia

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