[OS X Emacs] dialog box issues - known problems?
david.reitter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 17:00:57 EDT 2009
On Aug 11, 2009, at 4:42 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> The best way to help with the development is to figure out why (in
>> the code!) bugs occur and then describe the solution, either
>> verbally or by writing a patch. Reporting bugs with all
>> information needed to reproduce is a minimal first step, but it is
>> not very effective when there are not enough people actually
>> dealing with the reports. So: debug and write more code.
> I would love to contribute code, but I'm neither a Cocoa/Objective C
> nor Lisp developer.
I wasn't, either, in early 2004. Emacs Lisp seemed liked a strange
beast, and I mostly copied and pasted other people's (buggy) code.
It's a fun language though! The same goes for Objective C.
Different, but still fun to learn.
Both Lisp and ObjC are wide-spread in two different communities, and
learning them is worthwhile professionally for many people.
> I do know how to write up useful bug reports, but it sounds like
> you're telling me that I really shouldn't bother unless I can fix
> them myself. Am I hearing you right?
By all means: file good bug reports that are reproducible (with
minimal work). Just don't expect fixes to happen soon.
Thanks for being considerate and willing to help!
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