Idea for reducing the number of duplicate bugs
speeddymon at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 15:46:54 CST 2006
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From: Tom Spear <speeddymon at gmail.com>
Date: Feb 23, 2006 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: Idea for reducing the number of duplicate bugs
To: n0dalus <n0dalus+wine at gmail.com>
Ok ok, maybe not an alert. I still think something saying to check the
appdb would help, cause then when they read the appdb, they can see that
there is already a bug filed for that specific issue, and can post notes to
that bug instead of filing a new one.. Sure some users will still file a
new one, not paying attention, but it will cut down.. Another thing I think
we should do, for the users that do read the docs, is to put a comprehensive
guide to searching for a bug in either the FAQ and/or the wine/developer
userguide(s), as the bug search form does look a little intimidating.
On 2/23/06, n0dalus <n0dalus+wine at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/24/06, Tom Spear <speeddymon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Something like <h2><font color=red>Please check the AppDB to see if
> there is
> > a workaround for a problem you are encountering with a specific
> > program.</font></h2> should work for all but the main bug submit page,
> > is a workaround for a problem you are encountering with a specific
> > program.'); into the body so that it shows each time they load the
> > Maybe we could make is a question pop up when they hit the submit button
> > instead, and if thye hit yes, then it submits the bug, if not, it either
> > redirects them to the appdb, or back to the bug submit page.
> > Hopefully most of you will agree and it will get put in.
> I really don't think this would reduce bug duplicates. For one thing,
> bugs are bugs and should be filed in the database. Even if there's a
> workaround in the AppDB that says how to get a program working, it
> doesn't mean that the underlying issue shouldn't be fixed.
> I also think that having any kind of popup in the way will just annoy
> people, and most people will ignore it anyway
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