Need help?

Stefan Sperling stsp at
Sun May 10 13:27:03 CEST 2015

On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 01:05:30PM +0200, Filipp Andjelo wrote:
> Hi guys,
> first of all, I'm a happy user of XFCE for a long time, thank you all for
> your effort. However, any software contains bugs and in the open source
> world help is usually appreciated. I heard, that XFCE community needs it and
> found two small, but annoying bugs to start with. I analyzed the problems,
> supplied patches in bugzilla (please see #10331 and #11742), notified this
> in the IRC xfce-dev, but nobody, really nobody is interested in it. How can
> that be?! Do you need help or not? This was just a trial, but I'm probably
> able to fix more stuff, however after such experience  nobody would like to
> do anything. I'd like not to imagine how many helpers went after such
> treatment already, but I still want to know, is anybody here really
> interested in help? Until now, the only answer I got, was to fork XFCE for
> myself and play alone, but I don't think this is the way open source is
> meant to be... otherwise I just see a deadend for  this wonderful peace of
> software.
> Cheers,
> Filipp

Your patches look reasonable, are small and you're providing good
descriptions of the bugs you're trying to address. I can't imagine
the lack of responses has to do with anything else but lack of time
or focus on your particular bug reports on behalf of those managing
the code. This is an all volunteer project, after all.

I got some of my patches accepted in the past. It's certainly possible.
I cannot fix your situation but I hope you'll find attention by asking here.

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