Benjamin Meyer ben at
Mon Oct 5 21:03:47 BST 2009

On Oct 5, 2009, at 3:18 PM, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:

> On October 5, 2009, Thomas L├╝bking wrote:
>> Am Monday 05 October 2009 schrieb Lydia Pintscher:
>>> Is it better if we get them?
>> No, no one should get bug reports.
> as long as bugs exist, someone will get them.
> the Plasma team faced a style related crash in plasma-overlay with  
> the QtCurve
> style (and forks of that style, of which there are a few). we kept  
> sending the
> reporters to the QtCurve project until the problem was identified  
> and fixed.
> it took several months overlapping two different KDE releases to get  
> this
> sorted out. it sucks that apps get the reports first, but you're  
> right that
> the user won't know any better. so the app devs need to send those  
> reports on
> to the style devs.

Every style goes through some bad times.  Arora has similar issues  
with Oxygen which was in really bad shape in KDE 4.0 & 4.1 to the  
point that I added explicit code that when oxygen was detected to  
change to plastique style.  I was just getting way to many bug reports  
which were bugs in the oxygen style and it made the application look  
bad in the eyes of the users.

-Benjamin Meyer

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