[Bugsquad] Next bugday

George Goldberg grundleborg at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 29 16:20:40 CET 2008

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/12/29 George Goldberg <grundleborg at googlemail.com>:
>> I agree that KOrganizer is one of the apps needing work, but I don't
>> really think its the most effective use of time for a bug day. Its
>> important to bear in mind that if we do bug finding in an application,
>> we need developers who will fix those bugs to be willing and have
>> time. I'd imagine that th KOrganizer dev(s) don't need us to find any
>> more bugs since they have more than enough to fix as it is. KOffice on
>> the other hand is in a better state, and the developers are asking for
>> more bug reports to fix, so our work on KOffice is likely to actually
>> have a useful outcome, with some of the bugs found getting fixed in
>> time for the next release.
>> so +1 KOffice here.
> Then what we should be doing is triaging and writing the steps to
> reproduce each bug. Actually, I have been doing just that.

Thats true. I'm sure that helps. However, imho it would be better use
of our time to work on KOffice just now, since the developers are
actually asking for more bug reports. The reason why I am reluctant to
do KOrganizer again is because when we did work on kde-pim back in
May/June [1] some people became rather frustrated with the fact that
very little was done in the short-term about the bugs we listed. On
the other hand, looking at that page, and particularly the KOrg
section again, I see a lot of crossed out lines, which means that a
lot of the bugs we reported did get dealt with in the end.

[1]  http://techbase.kde.org/Contribute/Bugsquad/BugDays/KDEPIMKrush1

> Are you suggesting that the problem with Korganizer is a shortage of
> developers? I ask because I currently depend upon Korganizer but I am
> stuck on KDE 3 until Korganizer is put in a more usable state. Should
> I just jump ship and move to evolution for a stable, usable calendar
> application? This is a serious question, not an attack, because I
> depend upon these apps.

I don't think so. Just there is no shortage of open bug reports and
obvious issues to be working on.

So, to be honest, I think whoever sets up the pages/publicity for the
next bug day can decide ;). I have no objection to working on either


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