3Di wrote:Please report the BUGs to our EM BugTracker
Fine, thank you.
You know, when you ask someone to do a favor (like reporting a FIX for a bug), and you provide them a link, it would be nice to not instantly be bombarded with FLASHING ads. I immediately killed my browser, and almost came back here and told you to submit the report yourself; I'm not going to watch flashing ads (which are one of the great POXES on the Internet).
However, I then fired up a browser that has animated images disabled and doesn't have Flash installed, and was able to complete the bug report without further annoyances.
Fine, you know .. there is no more to say about that. It's not our fault.
And then, what do I find? The bug and fix was reported EIGHT MONTHS ago!!! What's the use of reporting bug FIXES if no one uses them? I can understand bug reports for which someone has to do some work, but both I and the previous party reported a FIX as well!!! And it's not like the fixes can affect other areas of the product; these are PostgreSQL-specific fixes that make the product WORK with PostgreSQL.
I'm not ragging on you personally; I agree that you should tell people to report bugs (especially ones with fixes), but then someone (the author) should do something with them within a reasonable time frame (especially fixes).
Perhaps those BUGs/fixes will be included into the next version, if any?
EM it is handled by a Team, the same involved in other big projects, we are posting inside one of them.
Being also Open Source it is some how reasonable the time this projects get in order to be updated and the such, I think.
And I understand that a popular package needs bandwidth for support, and SourceForge offers that, and you have to put up with their annoyances, like flashing ads. The only problem is, users who are reporting bug fixes DON'T have to put up with it. My guess is that EasyMod might get more assistance if users didn't have to putup with flashing ads.
As you wrote above, using a browser that allow you to stop viewing those flash animations (and pop-ups? ) it is also a good choice and the easy way to get rid of that annoyance.
1. I have been a software developer for over 40 years, and so I think I know what I'm talking about.
2. I provide GPL software on the Internet as well, and I support it, on sites without ads, on my own dime.
Good to know.
All of this are my 2cents here, thanks for the conversation.