Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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RE[2]: Help needed there.
by spiderman on Mon 11th Jan 2010 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Help needed there."
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

It's not the developer's job either to test software. He's probably not even paid to develop this software. He probably has another job to pay his bills and develops that on his own free time. Ubuntu might be popular, the developer might still not use it. Using the latest version of Ubuntu would be a very poor choice for a developer distro.
Nice review anyway. The advices to the developer at the end are a little unrealistic though.

Edited 2010-01-11 09:45 UTC

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RE[3]: Help needed there.
by kiddo on Mon 11th Jan 2010 15:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Help needed there."
kiddo Member since:
2005-07-23

So if the job of testing software is not handled by the developer (you know, the person who made the software in the first place) who has some kind of clue on 1) what is expected to work or not 2) how to debug, then whose job is it? Tech journalists/bloggers?

Obligatory car analogy: do you expect car manufacturers/engineers to test their new cars, or the consumers?

Debugging a video editor needs a fair amount of intimate knowledge with it, believe me (excluding the minor design bugs or feature requests of course).

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RE[4]: Help needed there.
by spiderman on Mon 11th Jan 2010 15:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Help needed there."
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

then whose job is it?

That's the job of the testers, obviously!
Job role: software tester. Runs the software on various configurations and tries to test as many paths as possible. Then writes detailed bug reports where he explains his findings. He does not debug anything, just write reports. The devs do the debugging.

Obligatory bogus car analogy: Do you expect the engineers or the dummies to be involved in crash test?
I trust them more than the manufacturers to test the cars:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EuroNCAP

Edited 2010-01-11 15:57 UTC

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