distro nightmares ... can fdom help?

Franky Van Liedekerke liedekef at telenet.be
Thu Sep 11 18:28:28 CEST 2008

On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:54:01 +1000
Dale Maggee <antisol at internode.on.net> wrote:

> You know, in the time you spent griping about these well known
> issues, you could have started writing a GUI to change your ringtone.
> Worse, people who are smarter than you or me could have spent the
> time they'll spend reading your message fixing issues instead.
> You say that "This seems to be the only phone in the world with this 
> problem", but it's also the only phone in the world where you can
> help fix these problems.
> You're dealing with an early version of Open Source software, live
> with it, or help fix it. We all want to see pretty GUIs and the other
> issues solved, but whining is not constructive.
> If you want to find fixes for these problems, try searching the
> lists. many of them have been discussed.


I *know* the state of the software, but I don't claim to be a kernel or
qtopia developer. I have some knowledge in linux (enough to maintain
some companies with it) but that doesn't mean I can do kernel
development. I would fix the alarm issue myself, but qtopia is kinda
chinese code to me. And for gui development: I personally am a console
freak, but when you want your phone to connect to your car, I don't see
myself typing half an hour on the console of my phone first to get
things going, so I would like a basic gui (but no experience there
I expect bug reports to be equally important than the fixes, and my
bugs are just questions I'm looking answers for, nothing more.
And I already did a fair amount of wiki search, testing, etc ...
I'm very sorry not to be a developer though ...


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