[wp-hackers] When to send bugs to wp-hackers

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 13:03:52 GMT 2005

I agree, and I also think that there have been a large number of posts
to the hackers list lately that belong on the testers list, so maybe a
bit more distinction between the two is necessary.

On 8/2/05, Owen Winkler <ringmaster at midnightcircus.com> wrote:
> I've seen more than two bugs go by in the last batch of list messages I
> checked.  These bugs should have been reported to Trac, not to this
> list.  Not only is this a waste of resources for the list's subscribers,
> but a nonvolatile record of the bug where devs can review it will not
> exist if it's not in Trac.
> Here's how I view this list in terms of bugs:
> 1) The list is an escalation point for serious issues that are already
> in Trac that merit public discussion.
> 2) The list is a discussion platform for coders who are implementing
> fixes for bugs in Trac.
> 3) The list is a place to discuss implementation methods of existing
> features or proposed changes.  ("Why does feature X do it way Y when it
> could do it way Z?" or "Why doesn't feature X also do Z?")
> A bug should never be submitted blindly to this list, but instead to
> Trac (http://trac.wordpress.org).  All of our documentation should say
> this, and I think it does.
> It should be noted somewhere that this list is not for submitting bugs.
> On the other hand...
> I can't quantify a new #4 for the list above that includes those cases
> where a significant support question arises.  For example, a recent
> referral from the forums by Podz:
> http://comox.textdrive.com/pipermail/wp-hackers/2005-July/001883.html
> To this forum post on Server Load: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/38792
> This type of forum post merits referral directly, but I'm not sure how
> to quantify it.
> Can we update the Codex page (http://codex.wordpress.org/mailing_lists)
> with this information so that we don't start getting an influx of bug
> reports here?
> Anyway these are my thoughts this morning, what are yours?
> Owen
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