[mythtv-users] 0.22 annoyances

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Tue Dec 29 16:27:26 UTC 2009

On Dec 29, 2009, at 8:11 AM, Mark Garland wrote:

>> Something needs to be said here...
>> It easy to sit back and criticize someone's work. I have been following
>> the progress Mythtv has been making, and there's a lot of work being
>> done by about 10 principle developers...
>> I have been involved in many projects in my life,but have left a few do
>> to this kind of reaction....It's open source...If you don't like
>> something fix it if you have the skills,if not sit back and wait..
>> Submit bug reports if you must,but don't moan and groan about something
>> that is costing you nothing...
> I guess it is a tricky line to tread, and one that different people will see
> differently.
> At one end of the spectrum, there was someone a few weeks back who wrapped
> their post in "<rant>" tags, and I would suggest that this is not the best
> way to get the time-limited devs on your side.  ;-)
> However, at the other end of the spectrum, if something isn't working well
> for someone, then I think this list is *exactly the right place* to air
> these concerns - who knows, a dev may have implemented a feature which they
> feel is useful for their personal usage however many of the user base may
> agree that it does not work for them, and this may be enough to get it
> changed.
> Where exactly the OP's post fits on this spectrum, I'll let you decide,
> however I've reread the post twice and can't really see the reaction here.
> My fear would be (and I am not saying that this is happening on this list)
> if people get too scared to raise issues they are having because they have
> seen too many "don't moan and groan about something that is costing you
> nothing" responses.  I remember reading so many flaming posts on the
> Hibernate forums that as a newbie I was too scared to post my question, and
> this surely can't be good for the project as a whole.
> HTH,
> MG

What Mark said. The OP wasn't a rant. If people don't know something is broken, it will never be fixed. Yes, it would be swell if everybody who used Myth was also a developer and would simply submit a patch, but that's not realistic. 


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