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

Andreas Steffan a.steffan at contentreich.de
Mon Aug 1 15:22:54 BST 2016


I am sure ALF-20508 is more of an exception than the rule.

Still, look at it for a minute and imagine how this appears to the other
end or to the public.

And seriously: I think an engineer looking at it should be worried.


On 08/01/2016 03:30 PM, Richard Esplin wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Richard
> 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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