I don’t regularly visit Reddit, so I have not seen any of that discussion. Complaints about an “issue” that don’t lead to a reported bug or other real action seem a rather “Old man yells at cloud” activity
From the description, it’s hard to tell which bug report you are referring to…
…or if anybody has yet reported that particular bug.
The best way to move a bug report forward in Ubuntu is for a volunteer to triage it so it’s a useful and complete bug report, includes a priority, and has been properly upstreamed, Anybody can triage a bug – it just takes a bit of willingness to learn the process and to learn a bit about the software. You can also triage your own bug – many testers do.
- Imagine a developer has two bug reports in front of them. One is triaged/prioritized/actionable while the other is not. Which do you expect they are more likely to pick up and work on?
I know it’s frustrating for people used to a traditional customer/vendor relationship, but Free Software works upon a quite different basis since nobody owns the ecosystem and money changes hands relatively rarely.
- Ubuntu has no power to compel Gnome developers to fix bug X or Y.
- Conversely, any Gnome volunteer familiar with the code can fix any bug they desire.