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  • by Matts (1087) on 2006.09.18 2:16 (#50165) Journal
    I tend to roll up bug fixes to "when I have time". My life is busy, and I do this stuff for free, and your tone is a little ungrateful. I don't like it much when people tell me I'm taking too long to fix bugs in free code.
    • While I understand you and brian d foys responses and agree sometimes the nasty tone doesn't help anyone, I understand the posters frustrations as well.

      If it was a matter of an internal application where you can just patch and go, then the issue isn't so bad. However, if the module is a prereq for another module getting pushed to CPAN, maybe even a major release, it's pretty frustrating having to either put a hold on development, wait for a takeover and rerelease, or fork to get the job done.

      I lucked out bi
    • Thanks for fixing bugs (and writing modules in the first place). Fixing bugs is a lot of work and it isn't fun work. Doing them in batches, even yearly, is okay as long as it happens. I am actually not asking that maintainers should drop everything and fix bugs. And they don't have a duty to do the work on their spare time. I am much more interested in getting a response: "Thanks for the patch", "I'll look at it later", or even "That is stupid". And knowing that it will be worked on someday.
      • Yeah, I agree. It’s the impenetrable silence that is a bother. The type of response matters little, as long as there is one.

        Heck, even rejecting the bug saying “I don’t care, get lost” would be acceptable. At least then I know not to care anymore either and can proceed to evaluate my last-resort options (fork, switch modules, etc) with confidence that such was indeed necessary.

      • In the one case you cite, Gisle, the author or the module, did respond initially.