Re: migrating gtk

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 8:31 AM Matthias Clasen <matthias clasen gmail com> wrote:
I will ignore the childish name-calling here and just state that as far as I am concerned,
the bugs you file are donations to the project. What we do with them is up to us. If we decide
to fix them, good for you. If not, that's tough and annoying, but lets face it: there is an infinite
number of bug reporters out there, and only a handful of people who spend their free time trying
to keep up with it, so some bugs will always go unfixed, that is just reality.

Much as I would hate to extend this conversation beyond what was said; I felt compelled to comment.  I feel like this is not a very positive message to send to the overall community.

While brutally true, there is an underlying messaging that encourages a "why bother?" response from potential contributors.  I am sure that is not that the intent but messaging is important. 

While none of you are PR people and tend to dispense with messaging in lieu of fortright conversations - I would like to point out that if we want to increase resources for GTK+ and not be a small group of overworked core GTK+ people the first step is ensure that we are a community worth investing time and effort in.

Every contributor who takes an actionable step and reports a bug is a potential future core contributor.  Please remember that.  A person who attempts to fix a bug with a patch is even more valuable.


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