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Re: Unable to close a bug in the tracker.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Unable to close a bug in the tracker.
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 13:08:18 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

> I completely understand the other side.  But Emacs is a project with a
> very large, disparate group of developers, few of whom do it anything
> close to full time.  So optimizing the bug tracker for the small
> percentage of people who will become expert enough to be happy with it
> seems like a mistake, unless the increase in the minority's efficiency
> is *so* great as to outweigh the decrease in the majority's efficiency.
> I strongly doubt that to be the case.

My point was that it's *not* optimized for the minority "heavy
maintainer": it's just a point in time along the path from "mailing-list
only" to something more friendly to end-users (and other contributors).


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