[mythtv-users] Why Free Software has poor usability ?
nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 19:57:34 UTC 2008
On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 5:04 AM, Udo van den Heuvel <udovdh at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Nick Rout wrote:
>>> Even when we reproduce the 'MythTV records but doesn't write mpegs'
>>> issue the memory consumption goes up steadily.
>>> I.e.: we see assumed leaks and we see a lack of error checking.
>>> Who is assuming lead in making sure that this piece of free software
>>> uses part of the resources to make stuff less buggy?
>> Broken record speaks again. And how is this related to the article,
>> which cincentrates on usability, ie the user interface design.
> It was about adding.
> Not a broken record if stuff would be in process of fixing.
> I detailled the details. It was about adding to the list.
> So no complaining about the message, please.
This is a usability discussion, not a bug track discussion.
> It is a certain area of problems that would have been fixed by now in
> some way in commercial software.
I say what? You must be joking! A problem that no one else can
replicate? You think you would get ANY response from the average
commercial software company as a lone user with unusual usage
complaining about an alleged memory leak? At least you got some
traction on this list with people trying to help. Most commercial
software companies wouldn't even have responded in my experience. But
anyway this is OT this discussion.
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