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Are developers actually coming to this site? [closed]

asked 2012-04-05 14:36:35 +0200

TJ Meneses gravatar image

updated 2021-05-28 14:16:49 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I just don't want this to be a simple Q&A for LO users; some answers to these questions, and even some questions themselves, demand attention of the people actually coding the office suite. So, I'd just like to ask this simple question: are developers looking at the posts in this site?

If you feel that they don't need to, or that our feedback does not deserve consideration, feel free to justify your answer.

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answered 2012-04-05 15:13:18 +0200

cloph gravatar image

Some of the devs visit the site, some also provide answeres themselves. But still: If you find a bug, you need to file it in bugzilla, otherwise it will probably be forgotten. Same goes for feature requests. And fundamental design decisions (where the ask.libreoffice.org platform is not the correct place to discuss them anyway) need to go to the appropriate mailing-lists (but don't expect anything to change if you don't put some effort in it yourself).

Keep it what it is: A question & answers platform. When you don't expect that someone can give a "do this and that, then you have what you want" style answer, then ask.libreoffice.org very likely is the wrong place for your question.

It is not a place for "I want LibreOffice to go in this or that direction" platform or "I have a bug, fix it!" style discussions.

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Thanks for the comprehensive answer. I have to admit, I wrote this question during a time when I was a little frustrated at a few things. Also, I feel more than a little intimidated by the idea of subscribing to mailing lists.

TJ Meneses gravatar imageTJ Meneses ( 2012-04-07 11:53:31 +0200 )edit

How should we handle feature requests or bug reports in questions? Should we file and link a bug, then close, or?? (most of us don't have the power to close q's)

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2012-06-26 05:27:41 +0200 )edit

I would not file bugs for other people.. Just add an answer (or comment) stating that ask-libo is the wrong place for that kind of stuff and point to https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/bug

cloph gravatar imagecloph ( 2012-06-30 11:53:33 +0200 )edit

@cloph Thanks for the clarification. What about closing (if we have the power) ? It seems like feature requests or bug reports should just be active/open in one place at a time, probably on the bug tracker.

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2012-07-01 06:25:15 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-04-05 15:04:59 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

You might check A. against B.

A. → Friendly experts

B. → People


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Hold on; I'll run some statistical tests on Calc just to make sure. =P

TJ Meneses gravatar imageTJ Meneses ( 2012-04-07 11:54:23 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-04-05 14:53:38 +0200

vmiklos gravatar image

Yes. Next question? :)

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