Since few weeks I was really busy due to my studies :
[*]I was preparing exams
[*]I got a lot of projects to finish
during this period, gentoo was outside of my priorities (eva: sorry for gnome 😉 ).
I’m back now, and I intend to fix a lot of bugs :D.
Gentoo, I missed you 🙂
That’s not the first post about elog, previously Gilles (eva) posted an excellent entry about that (he was a slightly angry probably :p). All these entries are published in order to warn users and they have its importance…So based on that fact it would be really nice if users start reading them 😀
Last week, I did read at least 4 bugs about a problem due the newer version of shared-mime-info (which includes a new database format)… If you as users would read your elogs, guess what? Yes you would find the solution in elog messages.
When a developer has a important message to deliver to a set of users for a given package, usually he uses elog (elog is logged => no excuses..).
Consider the previous example with shared-mime-info, you will have a lot of problems when you try to open some files (typically gnome/kde startup) which would have not happened if you have a look at your logs.
[b][size=15]awesome… but how I can read them ?[/size][/b]
That’s seriously simple :
[*] If you’re a geek who loves GTK+ based applications (like me :p) have a look at elogviewer
[*] Use eread (c.f: man eread)
But for our sanity and peace in our souls “READ THEM” before you post a bug 🙂 .
That will help us a lot, by implicitly reducing the number of useless bugs, and in this way, we will not have to repeat things 50 times.
have fun with gentoo 😉
edit: many thanks to scarab for typos & grammar 😉
Gentoo-quebec is a project which aims to meet people around gentoo stuffs.
At the origin it was created on 1st December 2007 per 5 guys
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