Faaborg has started a discussion on the newsgroups on the relative importance of polish and blocker bugs (I’d provide a link bug Google Groups seems to be refusing to acknowledge existence of the post). I have been for quite some time now very focused on the in-depth blocker issues, partly because that is where all the interesting work is for me, but also because I think it makes more sense for me or one of the other guys with good understandings of how the extension manager works to be making these changes rather than throwing others in at the deep end.
This has of course left little time for me to fix the trivial issues that Faaborg talks about. The things that users probably notice more and make the product look complete or half-done. This is why I’m really pleased that when I posted a list of simple bugs that anyone should be able to tackle there was a fairly good response. Of the 12 bugs on the original list, 9 have been fixed. I wanted to extend my thanks to those guys that took the time to work on those, some of them probably ended up being a little harder work than anticipated.
Of course the polish list is almost never ending. I’ve been adding more to the list of good first bugs, if anyone is interested in helping out then don’t be afraid to just email me or find me on IRC as Mossop and ask how much work something really involves.