Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Sep 24 07:41:14 CEST 2010
"Martin v. Löwis" writes:
> I didn't say the field does not matter. I said adjusting it doesn't
> advance the issue. Anybody *really* working on the issue might
> choose to update it, or might choose to leave it incorrect when the
> issue is going to be closed, anyway.
Yes, and we'd all like more people to do more "real" work. But not
everybody has the time or skills. I think this is a case where
"agreeing to disagree" is the best we can do.
Specifically, Terry has made a strong case that "a few minutes per
issue" *can* improve the tracker in ways that *are* noticable to some
of the developers (and some of them have acknowledged that). It would
be nice if the "tracker trimmers" could assemble 60 of those into a
few hours, and do some "real work", but that's often just not possible
(especially for people with minimal programming expertise as yet).
 Trawlers take fish out of the ocean: not really the best
metaphor. Gardening is a better metaphor.
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