[Kmymoney-devel] [Bug 281072] Crash on opening Help/Authors

Jack ostroffjh at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 31 23:31:18 UTC 2011

On 2011.08.31 19:00, Konstantin Svist wrote:
> On 08/30/2011 05:35 PM, Jack wrote:
>> On 2011.08.30 20:01, Konstantin Svist wrote:
>>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=281072
>>> --- Comment #3 from Konstantin Svist <fry kun gmail com>   
>>> 2011-08-31 00:01:08 ---
>>> I've noticed these crashes too. Maybe you should put that issue  
>>> into errata.
>>> --
>> To the list and not the bug.
>> Definitely an interesting thought, but where would we publish it?   
>> By the time it would be included in the next version, most of the  
>> bugs are fixed.  We still need to consolidate and update the  
>> information on our various web pages, but I suppose it could be put  
>> with the FAQ page.  The main problem I see is that anybody who would  
>> take the time to hunt down such a page would probably also be  
>> willing to check the bug list, unless we can reference it more  
>> prominently in several places (in the manual, on the help/about  
>> dialog, and on our main web pages.)
>> I think at the moment, this list and the user list constitute what  
>> there is of an errata.
>> Jack
> Actually, I've found that it's pretty hard to navigate bug lists and  
> mailing lists for the average user. Problem is too much information  
> and to be able to sift through it you have to know what to look for  
> (often that implies knowing the programmers' slang).
Unfortunately true.  Not as bad for the users' list, and it's very  
acceptable to ask if a strange behavior you just found is really a bug.

> What I was thinking of is something like Fedora's errata page (e.g.  
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F15_bugs). It lists in plain  
> English two dozen or so common bugs for the given version. Users can  
> quickly check it for the bug they're struggling with, before  
> reporting to bug tracker, etc.
We'd have to keep a separate list for each version.  I think I'll add  
this to my "todo" list for the documentation, but I'm not sure how long  
it will percolate before bubbling to the top.

> As for leaving it until the new version - Fedora 15 (current) for  
> some reason isn't even updating to 4.6.0. Even if you release the new  
> fixed version today, they might not push it out until F16, several  
> months later. Worse yet, lots of users don't always update to the  
> latest distro and get left behind
Definitely a problem - but we do have a list of where you can get more  
recent versions of KMM for various distributions.  I suspect there are  
ways to get a recent version for most distros, even without having to  
compile yourself.  However, your point about how many folks don't  
upgrade either apps or distros is definitely valid.

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