Frank Reininghaus frank78ac at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 20 13:13:06 BST 2013

Hi Sebastian,

2013/6/20 Sebastian K├╝gler:
>> > Why not just ask to reproduce with plugins disabled, then enable plugin
>> > for
>> > plugin, and reassign the bug accordingly?
>> I've tried that often enough. Most bug reporters never respond.
>> Therefore, I think it's better to close the report and ask the
>> reporter to reopen if he/she can provide useful information.
> That's exactly what we have the NEEDSINFO flag for, or does this usecase not
> apply here?

Yes, that's what I meant, but im my experience, changing the status of
a bug to NEEDSINFO is in most cases equivalent to closing, because the
reporter will not respond, and the bug stays in the NEEDSINFO state

>> >> (b) If anything as bad as the Activities issue ever happens again, and
>> >> the plugin developer refuses to respond to bug reports for more than
>> >> one or two weeks, I will prevent that this plugin is loaded in
>> >> Dolphin, and I won't care if anyone says that I shouldn't do it
>> >> because it's an ugly workaround.
>> >
>> > Let's assume we can do better, and not spew threats around on mailing
>> > lists. That's not going to help, and most likely, any new case will be
>> > different enough to warrant at least some communication around it.
>> IMHO, reassignig bug reports and asking for the developer's feedback
>> *is* communication. But if you think that this isn't enough, I can
>> also send a message to a suitable mailing list (if the plugin has one)
>> if I think that the situation is so bad that something must be done
>> urgently.
> Again, misunderstanding here. You didn't write reassign, I thought you wanted
> to just pop in some code that effectively disabled or breaks that plugin, and
> done. Again, glad to know better.
> Cheers and thanks for the clarification,

Thank you for asking and helping to resolve the misunderstanding!


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