Bugzilla and typos (was: Re: Announcement: string change in gnome-control-center, about-me capplet
- From: Clytie Siddall <clytie riverland net au>
- To: gnome-i18n gnome org
- Subject: Bugzilla and typos (was: Re: Announcement: string change in gnome-control-center, about-me capplet
- Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 15:26:53 +0930
On 08/08/2005, at 10:01 PM, Tino Meinen wrote:
It wouldn't have caught the to/too error in this case. A grammar
perhaps would, but a grammar checker would barf on so many messages it
wouldn't even be fun.
That's true, but there are a lot of simple spelling errors which a
spellchecker _would_ catch, so I still think it's worth while.
I do understand about the limitations of spellcheckers: you can't use
one with my language at all, since it's all monosyllabic words
combined differently for different meanings. :(
What would really help is an easy and quick way to report a spelling
error, other than to fire up your browser and file a bug in
know if you report bugs a lot, you can make a report in about 1 - 2
minutes, but being able to do so, in say, 15 seceonds would be super.
(about the same time it would take to write an email to a mailing
I find the Advanced Form for bug report is much quicker: two pages
instead of several. Mind you, I had to ask them to hack their login
code, because my ISP has a rotating server farm for HTTP, which meant
that despite cookies, I had to log in again for each page of
Bugzilla ... it's been much easier since that.
Probably what takes the most time is paging down the huge list of
Gnome modules, to find the one you need to report... ;)
I recall that the bugbuddy people were thinking about adding such a
'spelling error mode' to bugbuddy, but I'm not sure about that. It may
just be wishful thinking on my part...
It would be good to have a category for it, as for translation
errors: they're not bugs in the functional sense, but they do damage
the effect of the program, and in major cases, interfere with its
What do you think would make the bug-reporting process quicker? I
report bugs to Debian using email, but you need to set specific
headers in the body of the email, so it's not really any quicker, if
you normally have your browser and mailer open anyway.
from Clytie (vi-VN, Vietnamese free-software translation team / nhÃm
Viát hÃa phán mám tá do)
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