[mythtv-users] MythTV Frontend for Android released on Market

Marc Randolph mrand at pobox.com
Thu Feb 23 22:47:17 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 2/23/2012 13:52, Glenn Sommer wrote:
>> Make this OpenSource, and I could imagine a lot of other people would
>> be happy to work on this project!
> Experience indicates otherwise.  While the MythTV user base estimated in
> the tens of thousands, the number of users who participate on the
> mailing list, wiki, or submit tickets to trac are in the low single
> digit percent.

I would have been happy to contribute over the past many years if not
for the complexity of the code (threaded QT / C++).  Yes, I realize
that QT and C++ leverage is how the core developers have managed to
develop the amazing application that we have today - so it is
something of a catch-22.   I don't have data to back it up, but it
would not surprise me at all if there were more people like me than
number of people that have contributed thus far.

> Users who submit patches to trac are significantly lower
> still, although admittedly, the often slow turn around time on feature
> patches provides a disincentive towards doing so.

Agreed.  From personal experience, it even affects motivation on
submitting bug reports - which in some ways is worse for the project
than the lack of developers.


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