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Filing feature requests

asked 2011-04-27 04:48:16 -0500

chaesloc gravatar image

updated 2011-04-28 12:18:57 -0500

Kelvin Li gravatar image

Where can one file a feature request?

And shouldn't that place be linked with a big red flashing banner from the Sage homepage?

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By the way, there is a place for bug reports at the top of sagemath.org, and every notebook page has a nice bug report spot on it.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2011-04-27 10:07:47 -0500 )edit

Hmm, it hadn't occurred to me that feature requests can be classified as bugs. But the point is, many people will google for 'sagemath feature request' (as I did), find no hits, and give up. Of course, if you would rather have feedback only from people who use Sage a lot, the current setup is perfect.

chaesloc gravatar imagechaesloc ( 2011-04-27 10:22:14 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-04-27 05:32:48 -0500

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The canonical place is to go to the Trac server and do it there.

Hints:

  • Make sure to do a good search for things first!
  • Now you will have to email someone to get an account there; we were getting too much spam.

The Sage support list and Sage devel list are also good places.

As to the banner, we figure people should first ask places like this first, in case it turns out we do have the feature in question :) But we love those requests - and bug reports.

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Thanks; I have "marked this answer as favourite", but what I actually wanted was to "accept" it - a tooltip bug? Incidentally, pressing 'enter' submits the comment, while adding a new line seems more convenient.

chaesloc gravatar imagechaesloc ( 2011-04-27 09:09:55 -0500 )edit

You can go to askbot.org to ask about such things; they are pretty responsive. Maybe they can make it like Facebook, where you have the option to let return to a submission or a new line.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2011-04-27 09:33:28 -0500 )edit

TBH, I can't be bothered for such a small thing. And since most people will not be bothered either, this (and similar 'issues') will likely remain unfixed for some time. The only solution I see is to make bug reporting easy - like a quick post here. I am not trying to criticise anyone or anything, just offering the view of someone much less involved than you.

chaesloc gravatar imagechaesloc ( 2011-04-27 10:03:14 -0500 )edit

Well, this in itself is a feature request. But it's also unreasonable to expect the askbot author to read *every* post :) I'll post that there.

kcrisman gravatar imagekcrisman ( 2011-04-27 10:06:49 -0500 )edit

That is precisely what I had in mind. I'd imagine that it isn't too difficult for people like you to paste such requests in a file and submit them together through the appropriate channel, say, once a month. And so far I have the impression that you read a very significant proportion of the posts here. Anyway, thanks! :)

chaesloc gravatar imagechaesloc ( 2011-04-27 10:14:02 -0500 )edit

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