Submitting doc bug reports without SF registration
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Sep 3 23:37:52 CEST 2005
In response to posts about the overhead of registering as SourceForge to
submit quick doc typo/bug reports, I sent an email to docs AT python.org
(== Fred Drake) about submitting via that address instead.
He responded that he really does not want specific action items sent there
because such email only goes to him and can get lost or not read for
awhile. Tracker reports, on the other hand, give immediate feedback of
reception and are immediately readable and possibly acted on by anyone who
reviews tracker items. Indeed, fixes sometimes happen within a day or two.
On the other hand, he can see that registration could be just enough
barrier to stop someone and does not want that either. He knows that the
docs 'need more attention and fresh eyes!' So he suggested two
1. A DocImprovement wiki. People could optionally sign up for update
reports on specific wiki pages.
2. A new SF tracker, only for doc bugs, that would accept anonymous
submissions. The other trackers require login because most items need
additional feedback from requestors. But reports like "On page x.y.x,
'seperate' should be 'separate'" do not require feedback unless the
requestor wants the 'fixed, thank you' comment emailed.
As an item reviewer, I prefer the second, but we are both curious as to the
preference of potential no-login reporters.
Terry J. Reedy
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