Archive for December, 2004

Lost the battle, but not the war

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Those of you following Planet Gnome will note that Christian threw
down a challenge
a little while ago between GStreamer, Metacity,
and Epiphany in regards to lowering bug counts. They (GStreamer)
quickly caught up to us (Metacity), then temporarily fell just barely
behind, and then soon pulled out into a strong lead. It was clear
that we had met defeat at their hands and lost the battle…but the
war continues. According to the current Weekly Bug
, we have pulled back ahead of GStreamer by one bug. Now,
some of you might think that I would show more class and wait (like
Christian) until we had a significant lead before declaring any kind
of victory. But you’d be wrong. Neener, neener, hah, hah, GStreamer
is a pile of bugs! (Besides, considering how Gstreamer developers are
prone to quickly close and fix bugs, I might not get my chance if I
didn’t take it right now :-)

/me eagerly awaits the fury of gstreamer bug closing that this taunt
will unleash… ;-)

Bug piles

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

says that we should look at GStreamer and learn from
them how to make bugfree software. I think that’s a great idea! The
most obvious step to me that they took was to hire someone to work on
. We should do the same. We can pool all our spare change
and… Let’s see, I can contribute around -50 dollars a month (that’s
a minus sign, not a dash). I know, it’s not much, especially
considering all our efforts to cut costs (bake our own bread, stop
eating out completely, etc. etc.), but with rising health care costs
and rising rent and a low stipend (not to mention that funding will
run out before long), it’s what I have. Think that’ll be enough? Of
course, I don’t know if Rob and Havoc can go in on this, but I can
guarantee -50 dollars a month. Anyone want to send in a resume? ;-)

GStreamer is a pile of bugs!

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Well, I was able to drop Metacity back below GStreamer in the Weekly
Bug Summary
. That means I can declare GStreamer to be a pile of
bugs. I have to do so quickly, too, because I’m pretty sure that
will see to it that GStreamer drops below Metacity again
and most likely even out of reach of where I could get Metacity down
to. (Well, I guess I could just set the Weekly Bug Summary to stop
updating, but that would be cheating…)

Update: Well, that sure didn’t last for very long…

Bug Reports

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Dave: Actually,
one can still use the
Weekly Bug Summary with an extra parameter
to see how many open
bugs there are in GIMP and other products which aren’t in the “top

Christian: That’s
great news with the GStreamer bugs. Another report where you might
want to strive to change your ranking is the Patch
Diligence Report
, which shows how many non-antiquated patches are
sitting in bugzilla but are still unreviewed.