[Ardour-Users] new bug/feature tracker features
seablaede at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 21:27:26 PDT 2008
Paul I really hope this works out for you. Sorry about the lost funding
there, but hopefully this works out even better. Hopefully I will be able
to pledge some before to long, depends on how long before I get more steady
> 2008/6/17 Paul Davis <paul at linuxaudiosystems.com>:
> > Mantis, the system we use for tracking bugs & feature requests for
> > Ardour, was upgrade this evening (to version 1.2.0a). One of the reasons
> > for this are the new "sponsorship" features built into it.
> > If you visit the bug tracker:
> > http://tracker.ardour.org/view_all_bug_page.php
> > you will see that all bug reports now come with a "Cost" and "US$"
> > field. By default, and to recognize the support from the existing
> > sponsorship program, all bugs and features will default to a zero cost -
> > that is, you should expect to see things fixed/added without explicit
> > support for the issue at hand.
> > However, because (as I was worried might happen), one of my major
> > commercial sponsors pulled funding, you should expect to see several
> > feature requests get marked up with a cost over the next few weeks and
> > months.
> > At present, the "bug sponsorship" is an honor system: you sign up with a
> > "promise" to pay a certain number of US$ (a good deal for most of the
> > world right now!), and the bug/feature system tracks all such pledges.
> > Then, once the feature is implemented, people who pledged to support it
> > will hopefully pay up (via any mechanism that works for them).
> > Mantis doesn't currently offer any mechanism to track actual payments
> > associated with a bug or feature, and it may be hard to do in practice.
> > It may be that if we can figure out the technology, this may change a
> > little at some point in time, so that we can show actual payments and/or
> > move to an escrow-like system.
> > The system will be open to developers other than myself - I certainly
> > don't intend to claim credit for work that someone else does. If you see
> > a feature you'd be willing (seriously willing) to implement for a fee,
> > please make sure you have "developer" status in Mantis, and adjust the
> > "Cost" field for the bug by clicking on its "Update Issue" button in the
> > main bug report form.
> > Please let me know if there any problem arising from the Mantis upgrade
> > and any thoughts anybody has on this system.
> > thanks to everyone who works on, uses, supports and spreads the word
> > about Ardour,
> > --p
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