FreeBSD's problems as seen by the BSDForen.de community
kris at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jan 10 12:40:52 PST 2008
Erik Osterholm wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 11:56:15PM +0900, Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> On 10/01/2008, Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at bsdforen.de> wrote:
>> This is the thing though. Its working for the developers, its not
>> working for the users, so how do you think it'll get fixed?
>>> The second big problem is the handling of regressions. PRs remain
>>> unanswered or the reporters are told that the regressions they
>>> report do not exist. Some of our members have even suffered the
>>> experience that they developed a patch, but it simply was ignored
>>> or turned down for the reason that it was a "Linux solution".
>>> Especially frustrating for those among us who have never looked at
>>> Linux code.
>> Whats the PR number?
> I'm coming in in the middle of this thread, but here's one from July
> No one from the FreeBSD community ever responded on it. I thought
> that I'd even suggested removing the driver entirely, due to this
> showstopping bug, and removing its listing as compatible, but now I
> can't find an archived reference, so maybe it was in my head.
> I love FreeBSD, and I used it on a daily basis, but there's an
> example, if you're genuinely interested.
Yeah, that's a pretty good example of hardware with no real maintainer
in the FreeBSD community. Actually it does look like yongari@ worked on
it a couple of months ago, so you might want to bring it to his attention.
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