Hello, I have noticed that there are a large amount of Mapnik bugs that are several years old but are not resolved. What is up with this? Why haven't they been fixed??
I understand that there are a limited amount of people with programming experience, but seriously, it's crazy that we have bugs that are 4 (or more) years old. I know that you programmers have lives outside of OSM (at least I hope you do ;) ) but it doesn't make sense to have such old bugs in Mapnik. A lot of these bugs are things I really would like to see rendered and fixed in Mapnik.
I would love to help but I don't know much about programming and it would probably take me a year or more to learn whatever language is used in the Mapnik API. I would hope that these things would be changed by then...
So I would ask those programmers to look through the list of bugs and find the oldest ones and start fixing the most critical issues.
I also think that going forward, a standard should be set that a bug should not go more than 6 months (or a year tops) without being resolved.
Thanks in advance. Your work is very much appreciated.
PS: It isn't just mapnik that has super-old bugs; even Potlatch 2 has some 3 year-old bugs.