[dolphin] [Bug 393977] Dolphin has become very slow after recent update

Bug Reporter bugreporter11 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 19:42:11 BST 2018

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 5:57 AM, Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at kde.org> wrote:

> Hi Bug Reporter,
> why are you cross posting this to a support list, when a bug report has
> already been filed to the dolphin developers?

Up until now, this has been a conversation. I was getting feedback and
offering information. I had anticipated continuing that two-way
conversation because it has not ended. With all due respect, and
recognizing that I am new to this list and need to understand the
etiquette, I am in the middle of a debugging process someone asked me to

> You do realise that cross-posting is frowned upon, and you already made a
> bug report,

I did not personally make that bug report and I was not initially aware it
had been made. Apparently someone made it for me, which I appreciate.

> so what is the point of sending this to the user support ML?

Already answered above.

> This list here is meant for user support, and is the first step, where
> escalating to either a development list or filing a bug report is the
> eventual consequence of the support given here, not the other way round.

In my experience, the filing of a bug report is not "the end". People on
this list had been asking me for additional information. As I understood
it, I was to provide some gdb info. I'm in the middle of that. I still have
Dolphin running under gdb and I did not want to kill that process until I
got feedback from people who know more than I do.

This problem takes several days to begin manifesting, and I have been
running Dolphin under gdb and I'm trying to continue that until I have
given all the info needed. Starting it over will require several days for
Dolpin to get to the point where the UI becomes very sluggish.

> So please, do not crosspost or escalate the wrong way, it is really not
> helpful.
> Regards, Myriam
> PS: Top-posting on purpose, as I am just reacting to the repeated
> cross-posting you do on this list

I can tell you were not following the conversation in detail. Otherwise, I
do not think you would have reacted this way at all to a conversation that
was in process. However, this is not my list so I will do as I am told to
do by the people who are participating in this conversation already. In
particular, at what point should I end gdb?
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