[Interest] Ashamed bug :)

BeneschTech LLC chris at beneschtech.com
Mon Sep 6 00:05:08 CEST 2021

I've worked on large software projects most of my professional life,
currently one over 6 million lines of code pretty much all QT powered.  Are
there things wrong in there? Sure.  But to be honest, this is a library,
and an open source one at that.  Dont like the way it interfaces with your
application? Change it.  Report the bug of course, but telling people they
should be ashamed is pretty juvenile. I bet any one of us could dig through
your code and find the same or worse.  We have been using QT for quite some
time, and I have to say its a pretty top notch product.  Migrating from 4.7
to 5.7 took only about a week to get it to all build, and another month to
iron out the gotchas in it.  Refer to the first statement on code size we
are talking about here.  I say thank you to the people who maintain this,
and one day when we arent way understaffed, I'd like to help out where I

On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 11:55 AM Tom O'Reilly <oreilly at mbari.org> wrote:

> Thiago - thanks for all of your hard work on an excellent and useful FREE
> product!
> Tom
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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.
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> Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
>   Software Architect - Intel DPG Cloud Engineering
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Chris Benesch
BeneschTech, LLC
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