Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002

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To: Dan MacDonald <allcoms@...>
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Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 4:48 pm

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On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM, J. Liles wrote:

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Sorry, and by help I mean benefit, not assist.

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On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM, J. Liles <malnourite@gmail.com=
> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 14, 20=
13 at 9:26 AM, Dan MacDonald <allcoms@gmail.com> wrote:

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When you submit a bug report, you'=
re certainly helping--but you're helping other users and yourself. You&=
#39;re not helping the developer (if they hit the bug in their use of the s=
oftware, they'd just fix it).

I'd have to disagree with you there Mr L. Non-descript bug reports are=
useless of course but well-constructed, up-to-date bug reports are surely =
of use to a developer who cares about his project but doesn't have time=
to thoroughly test it- which is the case for most FLOSS devs. Just because=
a dev hasn't spotted a flaw yet in their usage of their software doesn=
't mean its not a potential showstopper for other users of that app.

My point is =
that it doesn't help them personally. It only helps the reporter and po=
tentially any other user who uses the software in the same environment or w=
orkflow that triggers the bug. Haivng software that works everywhere and in=
any situation may be good for the developer's ego or whatever, but it =
is not required in order for him to accomplish his own work (which is presu=
mably why the software was originally written). To put it another way, any =
aspect of the software,be it features or fixes, that does not directly affe=
ct the workflow of the developer is done purely for the sake of others.
Sorry, and by help=
I mean benefit, not assist.

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[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Louigi Verona, (Wed Aug 14, 8:00 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Devin Anderson, (Tue Aug 20, 7:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Louigi Verona, (Tue Aug 20, 9:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dave Phillips, (Wed Aug 14, 10:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Fri Aug 16, 11:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Thu Aug 15, 12:17 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Julien Claassen, (Wed Aug 14, 7:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, david, (Wed Aug 14, 5:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Fri Aug 16, 11:32 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, drew Roberts, (Fri Aug 16, 2:05 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Aug 16, 1:34 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Fri Aug 16, 2:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Fri Aug 16, 2:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Chris Bannister, (Sun Aug 18, 7:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Aug 14, 4:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dan MacDonald, (Wed Aug 14, 4:26 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Paul Davis, (Wed Aug 14, 4:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dan MacDonald, (Wed Aug 14, 4:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 5:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Russell Hanaghan, (Wed Aug 14, 5:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, J. Liles, (Wed Aug 14, 4:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Harry van Haaren, (Wed Aug 14, 2:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Paul Davis, (Wed Aug 14, 2:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Dan MacDonald, (Wed Aug 14, 9:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode002, Barney Holmes, (Wed Aug 14, 1:36 pm)