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How tolerant are you with bugs in software?

Completely intolerant
Minor bugs are OK
Minor bugs are OK *IF* there's nothing else available
Major bugs are OK
Major bugs are OK *IF* there's nothing else available
What's a bug?
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urlwolf

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Re: What Are Your Views On BUGS?
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2008, 11:49:31 AM »
I started switching back to Mediamonkey 3.
Oh!
The pain!
There are bugs in the bugs!

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Re: What Are Your Views On BUGS?
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2008, 09:27:26 PM »
I started switching back to Mediamonkey 3.
Oh!
The pain!
There are bugs in the bugs!

Wouldn't those then be parasites? :)
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Re: What Are Your Views On BUGS?
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2008, 06:57:39 AM »
A few minor bugs can be tolerable, as long as no data loss is involved. As previously mentioned, explorer2 crashes every once in a while (though not daily) for me as well, but almost only on exit - and considering how excellent the program is, that's bugs I can live with.

If some product had major bugs and there was no replacement, I'd probably end up reverse engineering it to fix the bug 8)
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Re: What Are Your Views On BUGS?
« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2008, 07:05:28 AM »
As I try to write more and more complicated applications myself I have become a lot more tolerant of bugs in other peoples software. And this especially true when the bug seems random because I am learning myself just how hard those types are to track down.

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Re: What Are Your Views On BUGS?
« Reply #29 on: February 05, 2008, 07:59:28 AM »
As I try to write more and more complicated applications myself I have become a lot more tolerant of bugs in other peoples software. And this especially true when the bug seems random because I am learning myself just how hard those types are to track down.

Amen.

I've got bugs that aren't *MY* bugs, but they affect my software. There's a serious bug that is in an audio driver that affects me. Not good. It's rare, so I won't fix it. (Sometimes you have to sacrifice.)

I've also got other bugs that are totally my own fault. They'll get fixed.

Another class I find are "environment" bugs (I use the term very loosely there). These can range from simple to find to impossible to locate. I recently was able to reproduce a bug, but I can't precisely define the real problem. Not fun. I'll have to hack around some BS to fix it most likely, which I don't like. I prefer to have straight forward, simple and easy code that is clear.

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Re: What Are Your Views On BUGS?
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2008, 02:15:30 AM »
Personally I think bugs are intolerable, inexcusable, and grounds for uninstalling a program.

Except when they are in programs i write, then they are just minor inconveniences barely worth mentioning.

Actually, in your case Mouser, they are evidence of its hand-crafted nature  :P