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Re: automatic accidental style voice: too many written accidentals

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: automatic accidental style voice: too many written accidentals
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 13:03:10 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 01:43:59PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> Graham Percival <address@hidden> writes:
> > It should not be necessary.  The Bug Meister should respond within
> > a week, either asking for more information, or informing you of
> > the issue number.  (ideally with a direct link, but a simple
> > "thanks, added as 1234" is also ok)
> >
> > Of course, as with everything else in open source projects, the
> > Bug Meister position is a volunteer job, so we take what we can
> > get.  If anybody thinks they can do a better job than the current
> > person (including any of my jobs), I would encourage them to offer
> > to take over the work.  Or at least to work as an assistant.
> A response time of a week is a sign that the mechanism is not
> working out.

We *don't* have a response time of a week.  Currently the only
person who has shown the slightest bit of interest doing this job
does it an average of once every two weeks.

> Things like weeding out duplicates can happen at a
> slower time span.  It is also possible to put a bug into a
> database with a state "pending", "unverified" or similar.  That
> gives a better impression than a black hole.

I do not agree with making the issue tracker open to everybody.
We'll get tons of uninformed users posting non-bugs.

> The results are not encouraging to contributors.

Maybe you didn't notice the above note.  I WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYBODY

- Graham

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