Sunday, February 1, 2015

GnuCash: How Long Does It Take To Fix Bugs In Linux?

This is not a scientific case study. Nor is it an accurate depiction of projects in open source.

I wrote a post about a bug in GnuCash 2.6.4 which Fedora 20 updated to last October 2014. I knew it was going to take some amount of time before a patch can be made for this. So I marked time.

Today i updated Fedora 21 and saw that part of the upgrade is GnuCash 2.6.5 which I know to be carrying a patch for the bug I wrote about.  Between October last year and today that's 15 weeks.

I learned about the patch to Gnucash the first week of January 2015. That's 10 weeks after I wrote the post. Fedora tests upgrades before they make it to users.
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