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Can linux users affect how programs are developed? E.g. forums where you can make suggestions or report problems - not just bugs but also cases where the default behavior of old basic tools has been changed to unintuitive and less usable.

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    Many projects allow feature requests, often as part of their bug tracker. For older projects, patches are preferred. – jasonwryan Nov 28 '18 at 17:57
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    Or you can also submit code, join mailing lists. I am not convinced developers look to user forums for feature requests – Panther Nov 28 '18 at 18:17
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    Yes. Were you referring to a specific tool, or just in general ? – steve Nov 28 '18 at 18:18
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  • Concerning DE and tools. I just got 2 new linux installations and adjusting things and tracing reasons for strange/slow behaviour has been more worksome than ever, even with old tools like emacs. – whamalai Dec 1 '18 at 14:14