On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 10:25 AM, Matthew Miller . As
I've said before, I blame the software, not the people (and that
not blaming the askbot authors -- it's just a really hard act to follow and
SE is constantly improving and tweaking to get the experience just right).
There is no particular reason Fedora as a project couldn't do it too.
Other web applications hosted by Fedora typically has Red Hat paying
developers to work on them - pkgdb, bodhi, tagger etc. Unfortunately I
haven't been able to get Red Hat to allocate some engineering time or just
engage the upstream developers via a contract which they are open to do. I
did try via Spot earlier but that didn't work out.
We do get community volunteers to help out by pushing patches upstream
whenever we can but naturally that is a slower process. In the last few
days, I have talked to atleast three different people who have signed up to
complete a few features we need (marking questions as duplicate,
pre-filled templates and disabling flags FYI). If we care about the user
experience, we need to invest in it.