[MonoDevelop] Requirement to register at Novell considered harmful

Christian Hergert christian.hergert at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 18:15:58 EDT 2007

Yea, while im fine with this for now, I cant ask my friends at work who use
the software to jump through the same hoops just to report bugs.

-- Christian

On 11/2/07, Thomas Wiest <twiest at novell.com> wrote:
> Christian Hergert wrote:
> > Its true, I have neglected a few bugs simply because I haven't even
> > got my registration confirmation back from the novell bugzilla.
> Yes, unfortunately this is a problem. I've complained about it and they
> fixed some things, but they're refusing to fix the overall problem.
> The problem is this. Not all novell.com accounts need to be confirmed,
> as not all areas of novell.com requires confirmation to enter.
> Therefore, they decided to not send out confirmation e-mails
> automatically anymore.
> Unfortunately, since Bugzilla requires confirmation, to get the
> confirmation e-mail you have to login to Bugzilla. When you do so, it
> will error saying you haven't confirmed, and give you a link to request
> a confirmation e-mail. Once you click the link, it will send you the
> e-mail and you can confirm your account.
> Trust me, I understand the absurdity of this, but they refuse to change
> it. What they did fix was the Bugzilla error presented to the user (it
> used to be unintelligible).
> I know this doesn't help much, but the openSUSE project is in the same
> boat. Hopefully we can eventually get through to these people.
> Thomas
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