On 11/06/2013 04:24 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
Quim Gil wrote:
On 11/06/2013 07:24 AM, Petr Bena wrote:
So that's why suddenly I started receiving
these email requests :D
No, you are getting suddenly these emails from a group of students at
because a mentor told them to do so. We have
explained the right process to them (asking in the bug report itself
instead of sending private emails).
This makes no sense to me. The issue is the extra step altogether.
The issue is the extra step for newcomers vs the risk of many extra
steps for a few etablished contributors if someone decides to abuse the
feature, as it happened in the past. And my point is that I personally
don't believe that such barrier is diminishing the volume of actual
contributions we receive.
In order to get somewhere with this discussion, it would be useful to
know the current practice of other free software projects, using
Bugzilla or not. As a newcomer, can I assign bugs to myself in GNOME,
KDE, Ubuntu, Debian... etc?
For what is worth the Bugzilla mainainers decided to set the extra step
by default and they were puzzled when RobLa told them that we had
removed it in our big project.
Technical Contributor Coordinator @ Wikimedia Foundation