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The alternative used to be: report a bug. Put it in bugzilla.

I've reported thousands of bugs. Maybe 30-50% of them used to be fixed. Nowadays I'd be pushing it to say 5%.




But do you still report bugs?

I've gone to report GNOME or Ubuntu bugs, only to find that the problem already has a bug report from 5 years ago. The bugs are still open and unfixed, with a poor sap adding a "me too" comment every few months.


There is a YC startup in there somewhere :) Kickstarter for bugfix contributions.


I still report bugs, but nowhere near as many.

Before there was a feeling of progress: report a bug, see it fixed. Now it's report a bug and silence.




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