2008.8 update

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Tue Aug 26 15:38:56 CEST 2008

The problem is OM are not responding in a way that reassures us that
2008.8 is being shaped to our concerns.  I raised a bug that the default
2008.8 keyboard was almost impossible to use in anything but an english
sms mode.  The bug was closed  with what to an English speaker means
"its working, so go away".  This certainly teed me right off.  In
postings since, its been explained that this was actually because of the
way the bug reporting system works with engineering, and it doesnt work
like we are used to in most opensource projects where you can raise a
bug about ANY concern and it will be attended to/allocated as required,
not closed because it doesnt neatly fit some engineers idea of a bug.

So basicly yes, Yorick is speaking for very many of us.  There is a
severe usability issue with 2008.8 and its being ignored.  Saying its up
to the community to fix is laughable - we have fixed it, so why is OM
not listening?

Yes, I am still peeved by the way the bug was closed - why bother
raising bugs when it results in actions like this?  Its all very well
saying its open, give them a chance etc, but eventually, something will
have to change here.


On Tue, 2008-08-26 at 14:06 +0200, Michele Renda wrote:
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> Nishit, I realy hope that Yorick don't speak for a lot of US.
> There are way and way to make a comment of something is not right: a
> person can:
> A. make in a proposive way, opening tickets, and specificating the
> points that can be done in a different way, or, a person can just say:
> B. It doesn't run, It doesn't run, It doesn't run -> It is a f**king
> phone -> It is a f**king firm.
> You have the "fredom of arbitry", we can do all that we want with our
> phone: this is not necessarily a nice thing: the software is far to be
> mature, and a lot of things must to be done. It the price of the freedom.
> But if you choose the freedom, please don't use B. There are a lot of
> better thing to do.

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