On Fri, 29 May 2009 20:51:47 +0100
Daniel Hulme <art@...> wrote:
> On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 08:08:36PM +0100, Abrolag wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 May 2009 03:30:13 -0700 (PDT)
> > Alvin Penner <penner@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > see also the discussion at :
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/166678
> > > and at :
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/373309
> > Thanks for these links.
> > While I appreciate that the devs are all working on their own time, this
> > makes depressing reading - such a long time for a bugfix.
> > I've never had any success compiling SVN versions so I guess I'm stuck
> > until the next release.
> You can help reduce the time it takes to fix bugs, even if you can't fix
> them yourself. The developers have to spend time answering mailing list
> queries, writing (drawing) documentation, managing about-screen
> competitions, and working out how to reproduce bugs that have been
> reported. If you can do any of these things, you can save a developer's
> time, which he or she can instead use to fix bugs and add new features.
> And don't forget that helping out the community in that way gets you
> more respect, which can be traded in at a later date for preferential
> fixing of the bugs that annoy you.
I do provide help where I can on several projects (mostly music
related), but my time is also limited as I, too, have to hold down a
Will J Godfrey