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Re: [Patch] Remove gccbug from bugreport.texi


jsm28@cam.ac.uk (Joseph S. Myers)  wrote on 13.05.03 in <Pine.LNX.4.53.0305130752090.6885@kern.srcf.societies.cam.ac.uk>:

> On Mon, 12 May 2003, Wolfgang Bangerth wrote:
>
> > (I'll probably get flamed for this...)
> >
> > The last sentence of the second last paragraph of bugreport.texi has two
> > typos and one grammar error. I used this to get rid of the note about
> > gccbug entirely. Everyone has WWW access these days, and my observation is
> > that bugs sent in by gccbug are oftentimes missing something (but instead
> > still have the default values of fields in them), so why not deprecate its
> > use right away.
> >
> > Major objections?
>
> There are large parts of the world where the normal (or only available)
> form of network access is dialup, charged by the minute, so WWW bug
> reporting is significantly more expensive for those users than composing a
> message with gccbug offline.

As someone who lived under those conditions for long enough, that argument  
doesn't hold water. If that by-the-minute net access is really so  
expensive that filling in a web form is too expensive (which it never was  
for me, but I could imagine that for someone who uses his mobile phone for  
net access), then you just go offline while filling out that form. Problem  
solved.


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