[squeak-dev] [fixish] Re: loading Telnet 301 into
3.10.2-7179-basic bombs reading SimpleTextMorph-fixed.bdf
tjohnson at iwu.edu
tjohnson at iwu.edu
Sun Dec 7 02:00:38 UTC 2008
> On 5-Dec-2008, at 3:29 PM, Tim Johnson wrote:
> > Doing some Googling shows that this is not at all new. However,
> > cannot find anything in Mantis about it.
> That's a whole other issue -- it would sure be nice if the "mail
> bug report" button actually sent a nice clean and formatted text
> report to both a special "bugs" mailing list, and directly into the
> bug reporting system. Having to jump out into a whole other world
> report bugs, and without even any good tools to create formatted
> detailed bug reports, makes it a whole lot harder to do. I really
> don't like web-only interfaces for anything either, and especially
> bug tracking systems. Well formatted plain text with full e-mail
> gateways seems to make the best foundation for such systems, and
> interfaces can be built on top as desired. GNATS is a good example.
I don't know anything about bug-reporting from a professional's perspective, but from a
user's perspective what you say makes sense. It seems there ought to be a bugs@ address,
and that users should not have to jump through so many hoops to "properly" report bugs.
Would a volunteer monitor the bugs@ address, or would it be entirely mechanized?
Anyway, I have tried going through proper channels to fix the BDFFontReader class. We'll see
where that goes. Turns out the bug was brought up a year ago on the mailing list  and yet
I could not find anything in Mantis about it. Yes, nothing in Mantis, despite the problem
being brought up on the mailing list... with a basic and easy fix. Lack of ownership probably
pays a big part in this...?
My Mantis report, #0007241, is at . I guess that since I did not provide unit tests to
provoke the failure, as well as unit tests to prove my fix, that my report will not go anywhere.
Hopefully I guess wrong.
Problem / fix: It seems BDFFontReader class>>#new calls #basicNew which is what keeps
the #initialize from being called. I propose removing BDFFontReader class>>#new as a fix.
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