[OOTB-hive] Useful Add-ons and Patches WAS Re: OOTB contribution issues

Richard Esplin richard.esplin at alfresco.com
Mon Aug 1 14:30:39 BST 2016

If nobody cares, why should we waste our time on it?

I have submitted lots of bug reports to different open source projects, and I have had many of them age-out and be closed. It's a sad fact that an open bug tracker will receive more issue reports than we have resources to deal with. The software will never be perfect.

However, I want to emphasize that many members of our team review every new issue in ALF as they come in. We learn a lot even if we don't get the opportunity to formally act on an individual issue.

We appreciate your efforts regardless.



On Monday, August 1, 2016 1:14:29 PM MDT Andreas Steffan wrote:
> On 08/01/2016 12:48 PM, Nick Burch wrote:
> > On Mon, 1 Aug 2016, Andreas Steffan wrote:
> >> I believe you when you say you'd like to know more about the things we
> >> usually apply. Still, it seems you are batch closing issues nobody at
> >> Alfresco has ever had a look at.
> >>
> >> https://issues.alfresco.com/jira/browse/ALF-20508
> >>
> >> is  an example.
> >>
> >> Almost three years old, still dead easy to reproduce and not even
> >> commented.
> >
> > If the bug still applies, you ought to be able to hit the re-open
> > button, mark it as applying to 5.1 and add a quick comment. I spent
> > some of the weekend doing the same for the bugs I've reported while
> > still exist and which I still care about!
> As I said: Still applies, repro is dead easy and right on the issue.
> Nobody cared for almost three years. I don't either today. Nobody will
> likely care in the next three years. Pretty amazing if you look closely.
> >
> >
> > While it would be lovely if Richard could get all community reported
> > bugs reviewed, for now I think it's more useful for us bees if he can
> > get a way for us to get our patches reviewed. That way, when we find a
> > bug, we can get it fixed much quicker by doing half the work ourselves :)
> >
> > Nick
> In fact, I think the JIRA issue already is half way. :) Unfortunately, I
> found it that "dyi all the way" works best for me. Sad but true.
> regards
> Andreas

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