Ethereal-dev: RE: [Ethereal-dev] Bugs in 0.10.5

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From: "Stuart MacDonald" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 14:34:52 -0400
From: [email protected] On Behalf Of Ulf Lamping
> That's not a poor designed GTK library, but has to be a lot of hand 
> tuned work. The current behaviour at that point is far from perfect.

Ok, fair enough.

> >I don't either, but it could be confusing for less technically
> >inclined users. I'd even expect them to grok it pretty quickly, but
> >the point remains that Ethereal does not follow the standard
> >conventions established by the OS upon which it runs. In general this
> >is very bad design practice.
> >
> That's sometimes the price to pay for cross platform development.

Ok.

> >I forsee a time when Ethereal has few bugs left, and there 
> is time for
> >the developers to lean on the GTK people to fix their libraries.
> >
> Do you really think ;-)

No, but I can hope. More likely, at that time I will start leaning on
them directly. :-)

> Yes, that's a good idea. And simply add a note, that this is a topic 
> answered before.

Done.

> And reporting problems the way you do *is* improving it...

Thank you. Which brings me to a point I meant to mention earlier but
forgot; is there anything I can do to make my reports more
informative?

..Stu