Is no one capable of discussing the tension between user–feature-requests and maintainer–time-priorities with any degree of nuance or granularity?
I see nothing except 'YoU jERks hAte YoUr UseRs' and 'oH yOu exPecT mE tO DroP eVerYthiNG and CaTEr to your WHiMs gR' (both actual quotes). I'd rather mute the whole discussion than hear that pointless posturing on repeat. Obviously developers and users are collaborators in the FOSS models, how bout we look at the details rather than generalize?
@n8 For my project I started out prioritizing user reported issues after publishing it to the elementary AppCenter, but then I got complaints that I wasn't implementing the bigger features.
I was more interested in solving those anyways and putting my own spin on them, though I do still address the most trivial of issues I get reported.
Now I'm wishing for some help addressing the small to moderate issues.
@n8 Finally I want comment that I find it silly when they threaten to leave to a different project.
We're only serving them because we feel it's the right thing to do, but if a different project can serve their needs better than please switch. They'll get what they need/want and it's no skin off our backs.
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