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reply Cabal <cabalN05P4M myrealbox.com> writes:
Having logged a bug is there anyway to track whether Walter
acknowledges/agrees that it is a bug? And what timescale a fix might be
available in? 
Even if it's a 'yeah, thats a bug and it'll be a bug until version 1.5'ish'
would be better than waiting with baited breath for each new release only
to be disappointed that there's no fix for what you want to play with.

Yes. Version 0.96 (thanks Walter btw :) ) didn't let me play with some new
template stuff I wanted to try.
Jul 23 2004
next sibling parent J C Calvarese <jcc7 cox.net> writes:
Cabal wrote:
 Having logged a bug is there anyway to track whether Walter
 acknowledges/agrees that it is a bug? And what timescale a fix might be
 available in?

The only thing I know is that Walter usually replies to the person who posted it when he fixes a bug. It's usually something like "I fixed this now." Of course, the bug poster won't get to see until a new DMD is released, but usually that occurs pretty soon after notification is received (matter of days in my experiences).
 Even if it's a 'yeah, thats a bug and it'll be a bug until version 1.5'ish'
 would be better than waiting with baited breath for each new release only
 to be disappointed that there's no fix for what you want to play with.

Walter does this sometimes. Usually it's statements like one of these: 1. It'll be fixed right away. 2. It won't ever be fixed because that's the way it's supposed to be. 3. I'd like to fix it, but I'm not sure what should be done. Often, he doesn't reply for a while if at all. I'm not sure if hasn't had a chance to read them or it he just sees them as lower priority. I don't think Walter has enough time to work on everybody's bug reports right away, so the best thing is to sell it well in the first post (with a small, repeatable complete program) and hope for the best. Later, if I see someone post another bug that is similar or the same to my bug report, I like to point them to my original post URL and let them know, "yeah, I think it's a bug, too."
 
 Yes. Version 0.96 (thanks Walter btw :) ) didn't let me play with some new
 template stuff I wanted to try.

Sorry to hear that. -- Justin (a/k/a jcc7) http://jcc_7.tripod.com/d/
Jul 24 2004
prev sibling parent Stewart Gordon <smjg_1998 yahoo.com> writes:
Cabal wrote:

 Having logged a bug is there anyway to track whether Walter
 acknowledges/agrees that it is a bug? And what timescale a fix might be
 available in? 

No. But if only this project used Bugzilla, tracking them all would be second nature. As would being more realistic in determining which bugs are important. http://www.bugzilla.org/ The only trouble: would this 'group just go to waste if we did this? Stewart. -- My e-mail is valid but not my primary mailbox, aside from its being the unfortunate victim of intensive mail-bombing at the moment. Please keep replies on the 'group where everyone may benefit.
Jul 26 2004