[Interest] Ashamed bug :)

Tom O'Reilly oreilly at mbari.org
Sun Sep 5 19:54:53 CEST 2021

Thiago - thanks for all of your hard work on an excellent and useful FREE product!


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com>
To: "interest" <interest at qt-project.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 5, 2021 10:27:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Interest] Ashamed bug :)

On Saturday, 4 September 2021 13:04:29 PDT Bernhard Lindner wrote:
> I guess Alexander would be ashamed or embarassed if one of his products had
> an bug that has been reported but not fixed after five years. For Qt on the
> other hand this seems to be totally normal.

As far as I am aware, ALL software has bugs. Bugs aren't closed on age, but on 
priority, availability of someone who understands the code to fix, how 
difficult it is to fix, and whether the fix will have side-effects. In fact, 
some old bugs should not be fixed, because the fix could have a worse outcome 
than the workarounds already deployed.

And lest someone accuse me of spending time writing emails when I could be 
working on bugs, I was working on bugs. I closed two yesterday in-between 
writing emails on this thread.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel DPG Cloud Engineering

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