Required reading for TB-Core members IMO

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 14:20:27 UTC 2014


I think the reason someone has not taken the financial incentive is its
probably not enough.

If it were $3000 I bet it would be taken care of and this is the amount
Mozilla pays people who report certain security bugs without even a fix.

On Oct 31, 2014 6:26 AM, "Jörg Knobloch" <jorgk at jorgk.com> wrote:
>
> On 31/10/2014 03:23, JoeS wrote:
>>
>> I urge you all (as painful as it may be) to read through the following
bugs completely:
>> 250539
>> 590640
>> And as you read, ask yourself how we could ask these users to contribute
to TB
>
>
> Hello,
>
> The problem described in
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=250539 is still very much
there. I've just reproduced it some seconds ago. And it's very annoying.
One is typing e-mail, inserting something, moving the cursor to a different
part of the message, returning to the end to continue typing and, hey, the
format has changed.
>
> I experience the problem every day, I never dared to complain since the
wrong formatting can be manually corrected.
>
> Bug 250539 has been there since 2004 and bug
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756984 (which is the
continuation) has been there since 2012 ... without solution.
>
> Glancing at bug 250539 one can see that users offered money to get the
bug fixed. So perhaps it would be a good idea to introduce some model
whereby financial contributors could determine which problems will get
fixed.
>
> I quite like the approach of Krita (a program that was part of KDE's
KOffice/Calligra suite). They raised money to implement new features:
>
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/krita/krita-open-source-digital-painting-accelerate-deve
>
> Kind regards,
> Jörg.
>
> BTW.: Any chance to fixing this bug one day soon ;-)
>
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