There is obviously something wrong with the -dev list.
It is constantly being spammed by either people that <scream> or that
should send the messages to the -user mailing list.
What I consider spamming on the dev list are "developers" who ask questions
like "Help! Now! I want to write a plugin. Where do I download Java?" or "I
need help." (with what!?) and almost anything that ends with "Please
advice". Hell, if one considers himself a developer I expect him to do some
research before shouting to a crowd of a couple hundred people!
I don't think anyone of the developers cares if a user question ends up on
dev, but we might need to start thinking about the other subscribers. So if
you'd like to make a proposal of the text that should point out the
differences between the two lists, please do.
Thank you for pointing out the -user list, which might explain why I
get any answer here... As a user encountering a SIGSEGV I wanted to file a
bug and was directed by the instructions on the web site to post first
to the dev mailing list. But if -dev is only for _existing Jitsi
developers_, I apologise and will post at -user. Maybe this could be
clarified on the web site for cases like mine?
The report on dev was absolutely okay! I can only guess about the reasons
why nobody replied, but for the other developers (means: having commit
access on the repo) it most likely is:
- no first hand idea what could be wrong that could be fixed in two minutes
- no time to spend a couple of hours debugging
- bugs nearly impossible to reproduce without a specific piece of hardware
- not a part of the project they're usually deal with
I didn't reply because I'm not using Linux. And I'm almost certain that
Viktors mail is on Emil's TODO list to reply to.
We're a small team and in desperate need of helping forces. Not only when it
comes to developers, but also for documentation (thank you David!) and
replying on the list here (thank you Yannik! and thanks to all others as
well of course).
To all developers, thank you very much for your work, and congratulations
for the ten years!
Thanks for your kind words!
On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 05:21:49PM +0200, Carlos Becker wrote: