Allan,

Rather than trying to shame the volunteer developers to fix your issue by pointing out its age, I think your more reasonable options are 
* Learn how to fix the problem yourself - just start reading the code
* Offer a bounty for someone to fix the problem for you
* Beg and show appreciation to the developers and hope that eventually someone will feel enough appreciation to donate their time to you.

It also seems that your bug is actually a feature request (albeit perhaps obvious and sensible), rather than something fundamentally broken about Gramps.

I would like to express my appreciation that 
1. The developers have provided the Gramps software for all to use, for free
2. The developers have permitted other people to make changes to their software, through open source licensing
3. That the developers voluntarily give their time to address bugs and feature requests for other users, rather than just focusing on issues or features that they are personally interested in
4. That the developers and wider community spend time to answer questions on the mail lists

Peace
James

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Doug Blank <doug.blank@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 6:23 AM, Allan Topp <ad707@ncf.ca> wrote:
> One year ago today I submitted a bug (5315) to gramps-project.org/bugs/.
>
> It remains unassigned.
>
> Suggesting it will be a l-o-n-g time before this is even looked at, let
> alone remedied, I find this very disappointing.
>
> Is there anything that I can do to get this process under way?

As you probably know, the person who was maintaining the Narrative Web
report (Rob Healey) died this past year. Rob didn't know how to
program initially, but taught himself how because he was interested in
open source genealogy.

Specifically, for any feature request, it is very handy if one can be
specific in what should change and where. In this example, it would be
nice to see exactly what list of names you are referring to. A screen
capture of what it currently looks like, and a mock-up of what would
be ideal is useful.

-Doug

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