[Interest] Ashamed bug :)
Allan Sandfeld Jensen
kde at carewolf.com
Sat Sep 4 09:33:06 CEST 2021
On Samstag, 4. September 2021 09:23:45 CEST Ilya Diallo wrote:
> Le sam. 4 sept. 2021 à 00:14, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com> a
> écrit :
> > On Friday, 3 September 2021 14:04:01 PDT David M. Cotter wrote:
> > > there's also the rather daunting barrier to entry for folks who COULD
> > > fix
> > > it:
> > >
> > > getting the qt sources on your local computer, getting them to compile,
> > > getting your project to use the build libraries for testing, getting it
> > all
> > > connected to git so you can submit changes, actually submitting
> > changes...
> > > the above "simple" things are in fact very, very difficult if you've
> > never
> > > done it before. even for an expert.
> > You also forgot the need to write unit tests.
> > You're proving my point. It's not easy. If it were, anyone could do it.
> He's not proving your point, he's describing the barrier to entry for a
> newcomer. The actual bug fix can be easy nonetheless.
Compiling, writing tests, and testing takes time for experienced developers as
well. Especially in a new module you haven't worked on before/recently, but
also a few hours for those already familiar with the code. For a power user
already familiar with the problem and having found the right part of the code,
it might be almost as fast. This was actually how I originally got into Open
Source in the first place :)
Plus it makes for great demonstrations in CVs if you are a developer, and Qt's
users usually are.
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