Re: Misconduct of GTK+/glib Bugtracker Admins
- Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:14:08 -0400
- From: Robert Schroll <rschroll@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Misconduct of GTK+/glib Bugtracker Admins
This is probably ill-advised, but what they hey?
Having read through your transcript, what I see is three developers
trying to deal with an initially-vague bug about non-standard use
reported against the incorrect component. Not only do they get that
straightened out, but Emmanuele Bassi offers to review patches for a
project that isn't his.
For this offer of help, you assert he is a liar ("Actually, you're
being absolutely inaccurate."), an idiot ("Perhaps you should review
what a dependency is."), and part of a conspiracy ("Red Hat has done
everything in their power to break that separation and create a
Andre Klapper hides this unproductive comment, and Emmanuele commits
the heinous sin of not immediately realizing that this happened. (But
sure, call him a liar about that, too.) You storm off in a huff;
meanwhile, Psy[H continues an apparently-productive technical
discussion of how to actually solve the bug. This suggests that,
perhaps, the problem wasn't with Messrs. Bassi, Blasen, and Klapper.
On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 3:44 PM, IgnorantGuru
Specially, their conduct administering the GTK+ bugtracker in the case
of bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=750182 is
unacceptable. They are closing bugs preemptively,
No, they closed a bug reported against the wrong component, and shortly
thereafter reopened it against the correct component.
and are using the
code of conduct to threaten people who discuss the history and the
background of a bug. They threaten a user with the code of conduct
using the word "overengineered" to justify their choice not to use
No, they ask Psy[H to stop editorializing ("Please, refrain from
making comments like these in the future."), and Psy[H does without
They claim personal attacks when no one was even referred to
Other than those I document above?
and they themselves state that people are "not really
cool" (Emmanuele Bassi).
a) No, Emmanuele says that your behavior is "not really cool". There's
a subtle but important difference.
b) You're insulted that someone thinks you're only sorta cool? Really?
They make false technical statements then
delete any corrections offered in comments.
OmegaPhil repeated the "technical" parts of your hidden posts, and that
has not been deleted.
While these developers' response may not have been absolutely perfect,
it's a damn sight better job than I would have done in their place.
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