gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Apr 3 10:25:10 BST 2012

On Tuesday, April 03, 2012 04:58:59 AM heathmatlock did opine:

> Hi Gene, best thing to do would be to file a bug.

Probably.  But its been ages (kde2 days) since I went that route, spending 
an hour or so just getting bugzilla access setup, only to have Ingo K. say 
its a Won't Fix.  I tried what I think is my old password, failed, probably 
because I have since changed ISP's so I'm not me but some imposter.  Its 
bad enough just trying to stay ahead of the mailing list, its been renamed 
and restarted from scratch at least twice, maybe 3 times in the last 14 
years I've been running linux.  For years I was subscribed to this list, 
getting its emails many times a day, but I didn't have permission to post.  
It took a noisy blowup at the list admin 4 times before that was finally 
fixed and stayed fixed.

I don't think the kde folks have ever heard of amanda, and their own backup 
offerings only have perhaps 0.01% of the smarts amanda has, so if a crash 
takes it down, its gone.  That is no ones fault but their own IMO.

Come to think of it, the last time I tried to setup a bz account at kde's 
bz, because it didn't know who I was, so I tried to open a new account, but 
then it said I already had an account and refused to process it.  That was 
probably 4 years back or more back up the log as I was using Konstruct to 
build kde then.

Has that been fixed? I like kde, beats gnome hands down, but the kde people 
go way the hell and gone out of their way to make filing bugs impossible.
IMO if they really wanted to know about user problems, they would read 
their own user mailing lists.  They could be an excellent source of user 
problems that need triage.

Cheers, Gene
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