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Re: [ide-dev] Getting feedback on IDE


I know as developers we always strive for the best, complete solution. But I think Ian made a good point here with a pragmatic approach. It seems that you have some questions in mind. So why not post them here for feedback? Then send them to Ian and his team and they'll put out a survey. 

The Eclipse Foundation knows how to do this and they are willing to spent their time and resources on this. Sounds like a chance to me we should not let go by unused. BTW, that’s a great possibility for having results before the end of this year. I also think that the Foundation is willing to do this again in the future if there are new questions in 3-6 month from now.

Meanwhile, we can continue getting lost in endless discussions whether to pop up a dialog, embed a wizard, add comments to bugs, or sending emails.


Am 19.11.2013 um 10:17 schrieb Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>:

On 11/19/2013 09:57 AM, Ian Skerrett wrote:

Can I suggest you guys focus on deciding what will be the survey questions and how you will respond to the results. I can guarantee you will get enough results to any question that will satisfied any statistician. However, if nothing happens based on the community feedback then people will stop giving feedback.

Contributors must be able to contribute questions to the survey when they want, and the survey should be updated consequently everytime a new question is contributors. Those question will be contributed whenever community feedback is necessary to drive a bug resolution. This is pretty useful for "opinion" bugs where feud between contributors can happen very fast. I gave some examples of questions at
Each question should be attached to a bug (ie question entry in DB must reference bug), and the question is removed when the bug is closed.
After enough vote, one of the contributors would look at the result and comment saying something like "Currently we have 884 out of 1243 users who prefer Red to Blue, so let's switch to Red by default".

The idea is that with this approach, contributors can go to the bug, see question results, and decide how it will drive implementation. Also it would be a continuous feedback always at the same URL, not a one-shot feedback with a new URL everytime there is a new question.
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