Nazgulled wrote:There still a few bugs that should be fixed which are more important than to add features as experimental DirectX support, for instance,...
Nazgulled wrote:I just saw the announcement for VirtualBox 3 and I got very disappointed with it's development.
Frank Mehnert wrote:Sometimes would be much easier to just look at the code and provide a fix...
Frank Mehnert wrote:...than bitching again and again.
nicorac wrote:Frank Mehnert wrote:...than bitching again and again.
Bitching? Before posting a feedback I:
Honestly, I don't think most of the users are bitching; they are only trying to be considered .
- try to find a workaround
- try to find a fix by myself
- try to find a fix of someone else
- post my feedback providing all the details I consider useful for fixing/reproduce the bug/feature
Frank Mehnert wrote:Well, some points.
The problem is that sometimes we fix a problem without intention and are not aware that the problem is actually resolved. It would help a lot if reporters would sometimes check out new versions of VirtualBox and give us feedback if their bug is fixed by any chance.
Frank Mehnert wrote:And yes, we have code contributors but we would appreciate even more help from the community. Most people help us testing the releases which is great, but some people only bitch about annoying bugs and missing features and require ASAP fixing which doesn't improve our willingness to help them. Sometimes would be much easier to just look at the code and provide a fix than bitching again and again.
Frank Mehnert wrote:Regarding DirectX support: This is one of the most desired features as well. Just look into the forums and the bug reports. Half a year ago many people complained that VBox does not support 3D for guests. Once we implemented it, many people appreciated that but other people complained that they never need that feature. If you don't need it don't use it. The VM settings allow you to disable any 3D support for guests.
Like someone said, more and more features only create more and more bugs... Things need to be organized and long lasting bugs as with more important bugs must be fixed first. Big features later or maybe ONE big feature by version, minor features can still be added in the mean time but bug fixes must be the priority.UWP wrote:But it's only an opinion, if you collect more and more opinions it might be that even more features are wanted that hard that bugfixing has to stay behind.
Nazgulled wrote:I'm a developer too, I develop free stuff too (some open-source, some not), but I never treat people interested in my stuff like that. Sure, it's simple simple and basic stuff, not software of VirtualBox's magnitude. Still, I try to reply to every single person that shows interest in my stuff and provide feedback. I don't agree with them all the time, I'm not going to implement everything they suggest, but I do communicate with them and do not say "pay me X and I'll do what you want", know what I mean?
Nazgulled wrote:I know exactly what you mean... I know some people want X, others want Y, everyone has their own priorities list and the devs themselves have their own. It's just that there are SIMPLE BUG FIXES that could probably be added/fixed without wasting too much time. There are BASIC FEATURES that a software like VirtualBox must have, for instance, proper copy/paste and drag and drop support. Don't you agree? These kind of features are way more important than DirectX in my opinion, it's (these and others of course) the pillars of such a software I mean, you wouldn't want to drive a car without tires would you? That's my point...
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