Your message dated Sat, 18 Jul 2015 00:49:55 +0100
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and subject line Re: Bug#792744: reportbug: Default implementation (text-mode) 
is TERRIBLE
has caused the Debian Bug report #792744,
regarding reportbug: Default implementation (text-mode) is TERRIBLE
to be marked as done.

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Package: reportbug
Version: 6.6.3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

*** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate
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   * What led up to the situation?
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
     ineffective)?
   * What was the outcome of this action?
   * What outcome did you expect instead?

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-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
INTERFACE="text"

** /home/adam/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.6.3"
mode novice
ui text
email "nowehavenobana...@gmail.com"
smtphost "smtp.gmail.com:465"
smtpuser "nowehavenobana...@gmail.com"
smtptls

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt               1.0.9.8
ii  python            2.7.9-1
ii  python-reportbug  6.6.3
pn  python:any        <none>

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                                 <none>
pn  debconf-utils                              <none>
pn  debsums                                    <none>
pn  dlocate                                    <none>
pn  emacs23-bin-common | emacs24-bin-common    <none>
ii  exim4                                      4.84-8
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-transport-agent]  4.84-8
ii  file                                       1:5.22+15-2
ii  gnupg                                      1.4.18-7
ii  python-gtk2                                2.24.0-4
pn  python-gtkspell                            <none>
pn  python-urwid                               <none>
pn  python-vte                                 <none>
ii  xdg-utils                                  1.1.0~rc1+git20111210-7.4

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt               1.0.9.8
ii  python-debian     0.1.27
ii  python-debianbts  1.12
pn  python:any        <none>

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information
I'm using the version that was installed with XFCE. If there was another
version I should have installed (e.g., graphical) then it should be
installed as the default.

I've used plenty of curses programs that were OK. This program is terrible:

   1. Completely modal questions -- there is no way to go back and easily
   edit prior answers. Ugh. In 1990 it might have been a good interface; in
   2015 it's awful.
   2. It asks the users smtp server questions, which is absurd. I use gmail
   and couldn't tell you what the port was. It's fine to have an advanced
   configuration interface for the small percentage of users who know it, but
   it shouldn't be a mainline question.
   3. Simliarly ridiculous questions about packages, even in the "simple"
   UI. Look, I get it that you would like the users to take a first pass at
   getting it to the right person, but the categories aren't very intuitive if
   you aren't a debian maintainer.
   4. If you "save" a report and get out, there is no obvious way to reuse
   it after re-configuring reportbug.


Sorry, I'm just frustrated by the experience of trying to file a bug report.
I greatly appreciate debian, and in 1990, I would have thought this was
fine.
But it needs to catch up with the times...

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> I'm using the version that was installed with XFCE. If there was another
> version I should have installed (e.g., graphical) then it should be
> installed as the default.

reportbug --ui=gtk

also available in the graphical interface menu.

> I've used plenty of curses programs that were OK. This program is terrible:

submit patches.

> Completely modal questions -- there is no way to go back and easily edit
> prior answers. Ugh. In 1990 it might have been a good interface; in 2015
> it's awful.

submit patches to fix it

> It asks the users smtp server questions, which is absurd. I use gmail and
> couldn't tell you what the port was. It's fine to have an advanced
> configuration interface for the small percentage of users who know it, but
> it shouldn't be a mainline question.

it also says that if you dont know the answer, just press ENTER.

> Simliarly ridiculous questions about packages, even in the "simple" UI.

like what?

> Look, I get it that you would like the users to take a first pass at getting
> it to the right person, but the categories aren't very intuitive if you
> aren't a debian maintainer.

have you tried document yourself about them?

> If you "save" a report and get out, there is no obvious way to reuse it
> after re-configuring reportbug.

submit patches.

> Sorry, I'm just frustrated by the experience of trying to file a bug report.

frustration is not a bug. If you have a functionality that needs
improvement, report a bug about that (after researching it taht was
not already discussed), even better with patches.

> I greatly appreciate debian, and in 1990, I would have thought this was
> fine.
> But it needs to catch up with the times...>

you do realize that Debian is done by volunteers in their spare time
and your frustration doesnt help, right?

Closing as you vented and it's not a bug.

Regards,
-- 
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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