[sword-devel] Markup Options

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Tue Nov 30 10:32:37 MST 2010

"Peter von Kaehne" <refdoc at gmx.net> writes:
> I would much rather we produced good modules and filed endless numbers of
> bug reports against any application and the library for non-compliance if
> things which should work do not work, instead of targetting the oddities
> and non-compliant aspects of each application separately.

I too prefer avoidance of targeting one or two particular UIs, because
the wonder of Sword generally is that it is so cross-platform that it
can live anywhere.  Greg's environment is odd because they already
covered 2 of the 3 major platforms with solutions outside Sword, so it
is not surprising that they have gained an over-specificity in Sword
that would not otherwise be appreciated, internally or externally.

As for filing endless numbers of bug reports...  I see that I have 2 bug
reports in JIRA that are more than 3 years old.  I've said before, I
will spend no time on bug reporting in this state of affairs.

Comparison: The Xiphos bug tracker has a total of 423 bug reports, of
which just 5 are open.  The oldest of those is a couple months old, and
is unreproducible and continues open only in the hope of getting the
reporter to offer more information; I should give up (again) and close
it soon.  Of the other 4, none are older than a few weeks, 2 are
Win32-specific glitches that may be related to gtkhtml3, hence
low-priority in the hope of getting rid of gtkhtml3, and the other 2 are
random navigation errors that may in fact be due to glitches in the
underlying Sword support.

Xiphos also has 158 feature requests, of which only 15 remain open.
Some of them are admittedly old; they often represent pie-in-the-sky,
wouldn't-it-be-neat-if kinds of things that we somewhat randomly address
when we can.

There are just 98 total bugs against the API in JIRA.  More than half of
them, 52, are marked "unresolved."  They date back as far as 6 years ago.

I'd say "awesome" in my best California-speak, but "shocking" is more

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