If ports@ list continues to be used as substitute for GNATS, I'm unsubscribing
mexas at bris.ac.uk
Fri Dec 20 11:32:47 UTC 2013
>Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:13:43 -0700
>From: Chad Perrin <code at apotheon.net>
>To: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: If ports@ list continues to be used as substitute for GNATS, I'm
>On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 01:44:57AM -0800, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>> >From: "Thomas Mueller"
>> >There are many messages on this thread, and I don't know which or
>> >what to quote, but I agree on send-pr being user-unfriendly.
>> I disagree.
>> I use only send-pr to send PRs.
>> I use sendmail.
>I disagree with you. For new users, send-pr is a fucking usability
>train wreck, and insufficiently well documented.
Let's agree to disagree.
A slightly different point:
I was a new user not so long ago.
The major issue for me was whether
to send a report at all.
Most times I'd be thinking
that I fucked up myself
(and in many cases I did).
In that case my first action would be to
ask in questions@, usually after
several days of trying to figure
out what I have done wrong. Only
after being advised in questions@
that it might be a real issue
and that I should submit a PR for it,
would I do it.
In other words, as a new user
I thought of sending a PR as
a last resort, because I doubted
myself a lot more than the
stability of FreeBSD and the
expertise of the team.
The actual tools to submit a PR
were never an obstacle.
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