mån 2011-11-28 klockan 15:16 +0100 skrev Jukka Palander:
Developers should read just a couple of major lists (including
ambassadors) and they would easily know what people think and whats
wrong. Not the vice versa because nobody can be a member of every list.
Developers most often do not have much time or interest to read user
discussions, their priorities is on development. Main feedback channel
to developers is to file bug reports or ideas for enhancement upstream
where the developer is.
You have to take into account that this particular GNOME discussion
not the _only_ problem or wish from the field. There are many - as many
as there are projects under Fedora and under GNU etc.
Indeed. Which in my math quickly gives that the average signal to noise
ratio on the Fedora ambassadors list for any such project which Fedora
is composed of is negliable.
It is much easier to developer to follow the list of the particular
product what they are developing including 2-4 other lists than other
way around when we should be members of a hundreds of lists to get our
None of the two alternatives above is the way to go. Developers from
every project can't be member of every possible list where feedback may
arise (which is in the order of 200-400, not 2-4, plus countless number
of forums etc), and Fedora ambassadors can't be members of every project
Fedora is made of.
Instead we need to learn how to direct feedback where it belongs in a
constructive manner. Directing users to give feedback where it belongs
is not by any means to ignore feedback.