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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Naming builds. Please???


On Wed, 2011-12-07 at 13:50 -0500, Marc Paré wrote:
Le 2011-12-07 12:58, Terrence Enger a écrit :
On Wed, 2011-12-07 at 18:22 +0100, Uwe Altmann wrote:
Hi Terry

Am 07.12.11 15:13, schrieb Terrence Enger:
So, we could make LibreOffice copy its identification to the clipboard
in a form suitable for pasting into a Writer document

Why not just make it automatic by having a "Submit bug" button somewhere 
and it would already fill in all of the identifying fields without the 
user having to fill them out. This would make sure the devs get the 
right information on the bug submissions all the time and the button 
would be programmed right into the software. Probably the best place to 
put it would be in the "About" menu.

That sounds good, but I see some difficulties, too.

(*) The user may be writing notes to herself or an email to
    a list instead of a bug report.

(*) The user's intention may be a comment on an existing bug
    rather than a new bug report.  (Having created bug 43468
    <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43468>, I
    came back later with observations (more useful ones, I
    hope) of later version of maaster.)

(*) For a bug report, it would be tempting to collect
    information about not just the build, but about the
    particular situation as well.  (Klutz that I am, I kepp
    forgetting that the list of undo actions can help me
    remember what I was doing.)  Where does this end?

(*) This sounds so good that we might want to include it in
    product builds.  But then, we have to explain to users
    under what conditions the program collects what
    information for what purpose.  That is a can of worms
    that we may not want to open.

Each point boils down to a version of "where is it going to
end?".  To say "it ends where the work exceeds the benefit"
is true but unhelpful.  That's why we have the discuss list,
right? <grin />

Terry.



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